14 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lima to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lima in May: highs in Helsinki hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Kuopio to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 29th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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