8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Visit Venajanhiekka and Utra Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Honkaniemi Beach. Take a break from Kuopio with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip maker site .

London, UK to Kuopio is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kuopio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Kuopio are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Rautavaara, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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