7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route tool.

Marseille, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Marseille to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marseille in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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