8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Nuuksio National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Tietomaa, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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