8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Exhibition Centre WeeGee. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Sampo Icebreaker and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Tietomaa, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Oulu, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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