31 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

31 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 19 nights
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Oulu
— 9 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bari

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Helsinki

— 19 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, &more). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Bari, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Bari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Oulu

— 9 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Perameren Kansallispuisto, &more), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Oulu travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 29:

Loviisa

— 2 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Riimikko and then take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loviisa tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Oulu to Loviisa with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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