13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
2
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Heinaveden kirkko and Old Mine Mining Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Orinoro Gorge and Koli Shop Retkitupa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Akka-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park) and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko (in Joensuu).

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip maker site.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuopio, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Hakki National Park and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen. Change things up with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari (about 1h 5 min away).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kuopio to Saarijarvi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kuopio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saarijarvi, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature · Shopping

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

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Helsinki in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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