17 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Kuopio
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online attractions planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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

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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 Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli), Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Auttikongas and Korouoma Canyon. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto, approximately Luosto 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 60°F and lows of 46°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 · Museums

Side Trips

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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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