3 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 19th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuopio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Fly from Kuopio to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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