10 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Kuusamo at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Safaris
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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