17 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Kuusamo Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Runeberg Park, Savijarvi Gard Manor, Ahvenisto, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ruka. On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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