15 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Savonlinna Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Savonlinna Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Helsinki

9
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sapokka Water Garden, Porvoo Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Nuuksio National Park
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio vacation maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuopio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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