9 days in Oulu, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Oulu, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Oulu, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu day trip planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Oulu is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Oulu reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Haukipudas Church
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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Oulu to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get advice or help at The National Library of Finland, walk around Kaivopuisto, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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