17 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Kuopio
— 5 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker tool.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

5
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Venajanhiekka and Pielinen. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Puijo Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). The adventure continues: hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Venajanhiekka, Linnansaari National Park, Tahko Farmi
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Kopara Reindeer Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Auttikongas and Syvasenvaara Fell. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Korouoma Canyon in Posio, approximately Posio away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Kuopio to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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