8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Oulu Climbing Centre. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Raahe Museum in Raahe, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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