10 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Varkaus (Varkaus Water Tower Terrace & Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip maker site.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Kuopio hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuopio to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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