7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oulu travel planner.

Joensuu to Oulu is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip
Nallikari Beach ©
Must see
Nallikari Beach
4.4
Tietomaa ©
Science Museum
Tietomaa
4.1
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Specialty Museum
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
4.6

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Taivalkoski to see Jalavan Kauppa about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Oulu to Kuusamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ruka ©
Must see
Ruka
4.4
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8