8 days in Kuopio, Puumala & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio, Puumala & Turku Itinerary

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Kuopio
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Puumala
— 2 nights
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Turku
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Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

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Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Puumala

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Anttola Church, make a trip to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then take an in-depth tour of Liehtalanniemen museotila, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church, take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, then make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, then admire all the interesting features of Lietvesi Scenic Road, and finally explore the activities along Lake Saimaa.

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You can drive from Kuopio to Puumala in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Puumala are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app.

Drive from Puumala to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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