3 days in Kuusamo & Kuopio Itinerary

3 days in Kuusamo & Kuopio Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Mon), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip builder website.

Helsinki to Kuusamo is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 15th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Kuopio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kuopio when traveling from Kuusamo in August, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Museums
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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