8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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, nightlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip maker .

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Oulu hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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