43 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

43 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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43 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 14 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

14
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). Spend the 19th (Tue) on two wheels at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

14
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Porvoo (Porvoo Swimming Pool, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more), Siltakyla (Valkmusa National Park, Huutjarvi Lake, & more) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, look for gifts at Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo, and don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Loviisa. When traveling from Oulu in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Loviisa, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. On the 10th (Wed), you're off toHelsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Siltakyla, Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

14
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa), Vantaa (Heureka & VM Karting Center) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, The Finnish Railway Museum, Halosenniemi Museum, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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