12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Mikkeli Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Mikkeli Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Mikkeli Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
3
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bellevue Beach and Linden Esplanade. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Runeberg Park (in Porvoo) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Runeberg Park, Linden Esplanade, Bellevue Beach, Fagervik Museum
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, catch a movie at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally make a trip to Satamankulma.

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Fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral
Satamankulma ©
Satamankulma

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kolovesi National Park and Lammassaari Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Imatra Waterfall), Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli trip planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Savonlinna, Hiidenvuori, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Kolovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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