9 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Perth

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Oulu hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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