11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Julma Olkky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ruka and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Helsinki to Kuusamo is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Valkmusa National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

King's Road, Valkmusa National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Fagervik Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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