12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Mikkeli Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Mikkeli Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Runeberg Park (in Porvoo) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and visit Linden Esplanade.

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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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Bellevue Beach, Linden Esplanade, Nuuksio National Park, Runeberg Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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), examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, watch a film at Entertainment Center IsoCee, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, thenadmire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuopio day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nightlife Fun & Games Museums
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Satamankulma ©
Satamankulma

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olavinlinna Castle and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from the city and head to Hiidenvuori and Lammassaari Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas & Imatra Waterfall), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki and get outside with Anjan Puisto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip builder.

Getting from Kuopio to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Savonlinna, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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