17 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

13
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Ahvenisto Activity Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Ahvenisto, Runeberg Park, Teijo National Park, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You've now added Ruka to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Ruka and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

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Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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