6 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

Before you visit Oulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kalamazoo, USA to Oulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in October, you will find days in Oulu are much colder (42°F), and nights are a bit cooler (33°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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