8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Oulu
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oulu tour itinerary planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Oulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Paphos in January, things will get colder in Oulu: highs are around -7°C and lows about -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online route planner.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Oulu in January, with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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