12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Rome

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Visavuori in Valkeakoski--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel tool.

Rome, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Tampere. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Tampere hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kuopio is known for museums, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio journey planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuopio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Nature
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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