12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Venajanhiekka and Puijo Tower. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kuopio to Rautavaara to see Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, and don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

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Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuopio, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Joensuu, Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Hatanpaa Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Hakaniemi Market (in Helsinki) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Hakaniemi Market, Heureka
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Spas

4
nights
Turku

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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Helsinki, Naantali Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka