8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu tour itinerary planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Oulu. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu

4
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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