33 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

33 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

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33 days in Kuusamo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 18 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

14
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction), Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Posio (Riisitunturi National Park & Korouoma Canyon). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Syote National Park. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Karhunkierros, make a trip to The Silent People, explore and take pictures at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo online holiday planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Kuusamo is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Posio, Salla, Syote National Park, Jalavan Kauppa
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

18
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 out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Gunnarstrand), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Espoo, Hanko, Vantaa, Lohja
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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