8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  15​h
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paphos

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, shop like a local with Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally stroll through Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

Plan my day in Oulu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Paphos, Cyprus to Oulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, Oulu is colder than Paphos - with highs of -7°C and lows of -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Korkeasaari Zoo. Visit Rock Church and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, about 1h 45 min away. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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