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 travel 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 Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Varkaus (Varkaus Water Tower Terrace & Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in September, expect nights in Kuopio to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel 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 5.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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