15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kuopio Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Kuopio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jarvenpaa
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuopio
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Jarvenpaa

— 3 nights
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Change things up with these side-trips from Jarvenpaa: Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki), The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa) and Sipoonkorpi National Park (in Sipoo). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius and admire the landmark architecture of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jarvenpaa route builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jarvenpaa takes 2.5 hours. September in Jarvenpaa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and admire all the interesting features of Puijo Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Jarvenpaa to Kuopio with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jarvenpaa in September: highs in Kuopio hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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