11 days in Kainuu Itinerary

11 days in Kainuu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kainuu route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kajaani Airport, Drive to Vuokatti
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Vuokatti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 5 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Vuokatti

— 3 nights
Explore Vuokatti's surroundings by going to Paltamo (Paltaniemi Church & Eino Leino Statue), Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Kajaani (Kajaani Church, Kajaani art museum, &more).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vuokatti day trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Vuokatti is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Vuokatti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get slightly colder in Vuokatti: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Wild Taiga, then stroll through Boreal Wildlife Centre, and then stroll through Wilds Piira.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuhmo trip maker.

Getting from Vuokatti to Kuhmo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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Suomussalmi

— 5 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Silent People, take an in-depth tour of Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, head outdoors with Hossan Lomakeskus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Suomussalmi online itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuhmo to Suomussalmi in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Kainuu travel guide

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Theme Parks · Castles · Nature & Parks
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)

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