28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 17 nights
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Oulu
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Bellevue Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Koitelinkoski. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hupisaaret Park and Oulu Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Ainolan Puisto, get curious at Tietomaa, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

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