7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Hirsala Golf in Kirkkonummi--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hirsala Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Oulu reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

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