11 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In October, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Pielinen (in Koli National Park) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. There's more to do: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi and examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Kuopio are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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