12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuusamo & Koli National Park Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuusamo & Koli National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Helsinki — 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kuusamo.
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Kuusamo — 3 nights

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail in Juuma--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Karhunkierros Trail, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in June; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Koli National Park — 3 nights

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Loviisa.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Loviisa — 1 night

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Brunberg Candy Factory Shop - Tehtaanmyymala, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Loviisa driving holiday tool.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Loviisa with the Route module. July in Loviisa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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