16 days in Helsinki Region & Kuopio Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region & Kuopio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Loviisa
— 4 nights
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:

Loviisa

— 4 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Riverside Park). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To plan Loviisa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Loviisa are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Kuopio

— 5 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Rapio Mill (in Juva), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's much more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online vacation planner.

Drive from Loviisa to Kuopio in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuopio are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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