15 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Savonlinna Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Savonlinna Itinerary

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna


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, thenexplore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thentake a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kuopio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

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


Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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