6 days in Mikkeli & Kuopio Itinerary

6 days in Mikkeli & Kuopio Itinerary

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6 days in Mikkeli & Kuopio Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Pihamaa Estate & Winery and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lappeen Marian kirkko and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Lappeenranta (Lappeenrannan kirkko, Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, & more) and Lahti City Hall (in Lahti). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, get outside with Anjan Puisto, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, and look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip builder .

Helsinki to Mikkeli is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Lahti, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral. On the next day, browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saaristokatu, then admire the masterpieces at VB Photographic Centre, and finally take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
VB Photographic Centre ©
VB Photographic Centre

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