8 days in Oulu, Jyvaskyla & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Oulu, Jyvaskyla & Tampere Itinerary

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8 days in Oulu, Jyvaskyla & Tampere Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hupisaaret Park and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Step out of Oulu to go to Raahe and see Raahe Museum, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu sightseeing planner.

Glasgow, UK to Oulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Glasgow to Oulu due to the time zone difference. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Raahe Museum
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then stop by Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Room Escape Games
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then get your game on at Portaali VR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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