12 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 4 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma), The Silent People (in Suomussalmi) and Posio (Pentik Hill & Korouoma Canyon). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Karhunkierros, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kuusamo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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