37 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Oulu Itinerary

37 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Helsinki
— 17 nights
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Tampere
— 9 nights
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Oulu
— 10 nights
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Helsinki

— 17 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Espoo (Stora Herro Island & Nuuksio National Park), Kotka (Sibelius Park, Riverside Park, &more) and Turku (Adventure Park, Turku Castle, &more). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Tampere

— 9 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oulu

— 10 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski), Tornio (Tornion vesitorni, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, &more) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and stroll through Hupisaaret Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip builder site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips