11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ruka and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planning tool .

Helsinki to Kuusamo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in June, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around 59°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Rock Church and Fagervik Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Helsinki Zoo, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, King's Road, Fagervik Museum, Teijo National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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