7 days in Helsinki & Southern Finland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Southern Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Southern Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Fly:  3 h 15 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Southern Finland
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Oulu


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.
Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sibelius Hall and Marimekko. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Boss Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Southern Finland.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

Southern Finland

Southern Finland ©
Home to some of Finland's most vibrant cities, Southern Finland brims with cultural and architectural tourist attractions, plus a quirky and lively nightlife scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a memorable drive along King's Road.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Southern Finland road trip planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Southern Finland in 1.5 hours. March in Southern Finland sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Southern Finland

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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King's Road ©
King's Road