10 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. On your second day here, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30: