9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Oulu Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Omaha, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Omaha to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Omaha in February: highs in Helsinki hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route website.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Helsinki in February since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Oulu, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Kaisaneimi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the next day, make a trip to Old Market Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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