13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Heinaveden kirkko and Old Mine Mining Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kolovesi National Park and Akka-Koli Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko (in Joensuu), Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli).

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker app .

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuopio: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Heinaveden kirkko, Old Mine Mining Museum, Akka-Koli Hill, Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen. Take a break from Saarijarvi with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, about 1h 05 min away.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Saarijarvi trip builder .

Getting from Kuopio to Saarijarvi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in September, plan for little chillier nights in Saarijarvi, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen ©
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Helsinki in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bellevue Beach, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Linden Esplanade
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©