11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syote National Park and Riisitunturi National Park. Bring the kids along to Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Pentik Hill (in Posio). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in July; daily highs in Kuusamo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Posio, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Syote National Park
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Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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