8 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Kuopio Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Koli National Park (Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, Akka-Koli Hill, &more), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

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

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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