9 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Geneva

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Kiutakongas Rapids, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online vacation planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Kuusamo. Traveling from Geneva in July, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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