9 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  21 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Head to Kauppahalli and Luovon Puojifor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nallikari Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ideapark Oulu, and shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Oulu is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Oulu is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in June, things will get cooler in Oulu: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Luovon Puoji, Haukipudas Church
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Kauppahalli ©
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre


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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Rock Church and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church