6 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Kuopio is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
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