12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuusamo & Koli National Park Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuusamo & Koli National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Frankfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Helsinki is little chillier than Frankfurt - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Juuma and see Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Karhunkierros, hit the slopes at Ruka, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in June: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Loviisa

— 1 night
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 4th (Sun), revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Loviisa travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Loviisa. In July, daytime highs in Loviisa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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