9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Pyhatunturi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Oulu

— 1 night
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, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then hunt 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 car from Helsinki to Oulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 3 nights
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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6: