8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Visit Venajanhiekka and Honkaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Utra Beach (in Joensuu) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuopio day trip planner.

London, UK to Kuopio is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kuopio due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Kuopio hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Rautavaara, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
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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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Library of Finland. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit Katajanokka, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip app.

You can fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

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

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