14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia & Central Finland Itinerary

14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia & Central Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Ostrobothnia, Northern Savonia & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Asuncion
Fly:  31​h
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Jamsa
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Asuncion

2
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Asuncion, Paraguay to Kuusamo is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Asuncion to Kuusamo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Asuncion in December, with highs in Kuusamo at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Theme Parks, #Shopping
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then have fun at Tietomaa.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in December since evenings lows in Oulu dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches

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Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
days
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Lutheran Cathedral and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Korkeakoski in Tuovilanlahti (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner .

Drive from Oulu to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Korkeakoski
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Korkeakoski ©
Korkeakoski

4
days
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Church of Keuruu and Petajavesi Old Church. Take a break from the city and head to Leivonmaki National Park and Himos Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Jamsa side-trips: Jyvaskyla (The Alvar Aalto Museum, Laajis, & more) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jamsa holiday planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Jamsa in 3 hours. December in Jamsa sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jamsa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Keuruu, Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

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