12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Venajanhiekka and Honkaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Utra Beach (in Joensuu). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuopio road trip site.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Kuopio to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Hakaniemi Market (in Helsinki). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naantali Old Town and Katajanokka. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Helsinki (Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Helsinki Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, shop like a local with Gallery A, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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