11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kiutakongas Rapids and Kujala Reindeer Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Syote National Park (in Syote) and Posio (Pentik Hill & Riisitunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo holiday app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 13-hour flight. In July, Kuusamo is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Syote National Park ©
Syote 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.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Arboretum Mustila. Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenvuori make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Porvoo (Castle Hill & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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