7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Nallikari Beach and Oulu Climbing Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, Oulu is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Sampo Icebreaker
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in February, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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