8 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Seattle

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi, and then identify plant and animal life at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip website .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Paavolan Tammi
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heinaveden kirkko and Tahko Farmi. Get some cultural insight at New Valamo Monastery and Kuopio War Veteran Museum. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). There's much more to do: enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, and admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Tahko Farmi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church

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