11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kuhmo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Julma Olkky. Explore hidden gems such as Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Hossa National Park in Suomussalmi (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary maker site .

Helsinki to Kuusamo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 52°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hossa National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

few
hours
Kuhmo

Kuhmo
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 2nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wilds Piira and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuhmo trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Kuhmo takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Parks, #Wildlife
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1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then kick back and relax at Hiukka, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

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You can drive from Kuhmo to Sotkamo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in October, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
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.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sotkamo in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (48°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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