10 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Kuusamo Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Kuusamo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Karhunkierros and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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