14 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  21 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Lima

5
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.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Lima, Peru to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Lima, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 25th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio vacation planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Kuopio sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 29th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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