8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ostrobothnia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Raahe
— 1 night
Drive to Oulu Airport, Fly to Toulouse

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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Outdoors Oulu Oy and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Get outdoors at Koitelinkoski and Superpark Oulu. Step out of Oulu to go to Yli-Ii and see Kierikki Stone Age Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, don't miss a visit to Kierikkikeskus, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu vacation website.

Toulouse, France to Oulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Toulouse to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toulouse in August, things will get little chillier in Oulu: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Julma Olkky and Wanha Raatesalmi. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Taivalkoski to see Jalavan Kauppa about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, identify plant and animal life at Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, and see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker website.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Raahe.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Raahe

— 1 night
Raahe is a town and municipality of Finland. For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Raahe trip builder app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Raahe in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Raahe

Museums
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Northern Ostrobothnia travel guide

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Ski Areas · Beaches · Flea Markets
Northern Ostrobothnia is a region of Finland. It borders the Finnish regions of Lapland, Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Central Finland and Central Ostrobothnia, as well as the Russian Republic of Karelia.

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