7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  20​h
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Raleigh


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning site .

Raleigh, USA to Oulu is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Raleigh in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 28°F by day to 18°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Toripolliisi ©


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo route app .

You can take a bus from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Oulu in December, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°F and 11°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©