7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

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7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

Fly:  15​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min


Ruokolahti ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Ruokolahti: Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruokolahti trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Ruokolahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Ruokolahti. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Ruokolahti at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ruokolahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra, Kerimaki Church, Olavinlinna Castle, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ruokolahti to Kuusamo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ruokolahti in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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