12 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

5
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Kiutakongas Rapids and Ruka. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio) and Salla Ski Resort (in Salla). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kuusamo is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in May; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla Ski Resort, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Ruka ©
Ruka

5
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and stop by OMA Puoti.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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