28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

28 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Heureka and Ahvenisto. 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), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit website.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Raseborg, Hanko, Santalahti Nature Trail
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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

10
nights
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 Kauppahalli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Tietomaa, walk around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kemi, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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