9 days in Oulu, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Oulu, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Travemuende
ferry:  9 h
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
ferry:  7 h
End: Travemuende

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski and then stroll through Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary builder.

Travemuende, Germany to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Travemuende, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online route planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Runeberg Park) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get your bearings at The National Library of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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