31 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

31 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 19 nights
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Oulu
— 9 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

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Helsinki

— 19 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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, &more), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Bari, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Bari - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oulu

— 9 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Kemi (Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), Perameren Kansallispuisto, &more), Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, look for gifts at Jalavan Kauppa, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu vacation maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Loviisa

— 2 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Riimikko and then take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loviisa tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Oulu to Loviisa with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips