13 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Old Market Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planner .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, & more).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuopio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kolovesi National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum will thrill your kids. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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