12 days in Koli National Park, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Koli National Park, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Koli National Park, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
End: Helsinki


2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Koli National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kuopio.

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then look for gifts at Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, then experience rural life at Konttila, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tahko Farmi. On the next day, enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, then learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, then make a trip to Satamankulma, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Tahko Farmi
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Pikku Pietarin Torikuja ©
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja
Satamankulma ©
Satamankulma

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Santalahti Nature Trail. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colorsfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fuksinpuisto Park, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website .

You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Porvoo Old Town, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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