7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

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7 days in Ruokolahti & Kuusamo Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Manchester


Ruokolahti ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Ruokolahti: Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ruokolahti trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Ruokolahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Ruokolahti. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Ruokolahti at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ruokolahti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra, Repovesi National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Olavinlinna Castle
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ruokolahti to Kuusamo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ruokolahti in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids