13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Kuopio, Saarijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Kuopio
— 3 nights
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Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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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: Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko (in Joensuu), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Akka-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park).

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

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or 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 · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Canyon
Orinoro Gorge
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
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Saarijarvi

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Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Pyha-Hakki National Park and Ahtari Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen in Tuuri (about 1h 15 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. Other options: drive. 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

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National Park
Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Helsinki

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Daughter of the Baltic

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 Katajanokka. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, 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. Another option is to drive. 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 · Historic Sites

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