11 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Oulu Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Kuusamo & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Korouoma Canyon (in Posio). The adventure continues: get outside with Karhunkierros, explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, stroll through Nallikari Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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