28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 17 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 10 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Manchester

17
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, explore the striking landscape of Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, and stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Raseborg, Hanko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

10
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nallikari Beach and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Visiting Hupisaaret Park and Oulu Climbing Centre will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kemi, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski, Luovon Puoji, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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