9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker website .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu visit planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 4th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi journey builder tool .

Drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oulu in October, with highs in Pyhatunturi at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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