10 days in Helsinki, Puumala & Kuopio Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Puumala & Kuopio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puumala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Archangel Michael's church, Turku Castle, &more). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Puumala

— 4 nights
Explore Puumala's surroundings by going to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Juva (Museum Juvan & Rapio Mill) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puumala trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Puumala in 4 hours. In July in Puumala, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Puumala

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Puumala to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Spas · Parks · Nature
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