22 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 9 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Santiago

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, & more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site .

Santiago, Chile to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santiago to Helsinki, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Castle Hill, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

9
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Koli National Park (Tarhapuro Waterfall, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, & more) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kolovesi National Park, Orinoro Gorge, Linnansaari National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge

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