8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Oulu Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
foot + Fly:  16​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Cincinnati, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cincinnati in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sun), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

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You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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