3 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Senate Square, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 5th (Mon), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Oulu journey 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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