9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

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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 still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and stroll around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
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 3rd (Wed): stroll through Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thenhunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Oulu to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Oulu

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

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 4th (Thu), go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi day trip app.

Drive from Oulu to Pyhatunturi in 4.5 hours. In October, Pyhatunturi is slightly colder than Oulu - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

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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