11 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Take a break from Kuopio with a short trip to New Valamo Monastery in Heinavesi, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kuopio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry in Parainen, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

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You can fly from Kuopio to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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