8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Newark


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oulu Climbing Centre and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

Newark, USA to Oulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Safaris. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiutakongas Rapids and Julma Olkky. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ruka, admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky