8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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