13 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Train + 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
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Paris

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, &more).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuopio road trip app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Tampere on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Kuopio

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum. It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife 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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