14 days in Kajaani, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

14 days in Kajaani, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

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14 days in Kajaani, Kuopio & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Kajaani
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Kajaani


Kajaani ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Rautavaara (Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto & Venajanhiekka), Vuokatti (Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti & Vuokatti Bowling) and Suomussalmi (Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti & The Silent People). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Rokuan Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kajaani online trip planner .

In September, daily temperatures in Kajaani can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kajaani

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Sotkamo, Rautavaara, Kainuu, Suomussalmi
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©


Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kuopio Harbor.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuopio visit planner .

Getting from Kajaani to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Nature Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Temppeliaukion Church, & more). There's still lots to do: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere attractions site .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church