22 days in Syote, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Syote, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Syote
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 12 nights
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Syote

Syote ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Riisitunturi National Park. Get in touch with nature at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and Korouoma Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski (about 44 minutes away).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Syote online trip maker.

Helsinki to Syote is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Syote is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Jalavan Kauppa, Ranua Zoo, Martinselkonen Wilds Centre
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kauppahalli and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Outdoors Oulu Oy. Venture out of the city with trips to The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio), Kemi (Perameren Kansallispuisto & Kemi Church) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, take a peaceful walk through Rokuan Kansallispuisto, and explore the ancient world of Kierikkikeskus.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Haukipudas Church, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto

12
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, &more) and Naantali Old Town (in Naantali). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

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Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Tampere, Porvoo, Kotka, Inkoon kirkko
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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