9 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Turku Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  21​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Lima

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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Lima, Peru to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Lima to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in May, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio tour app .

Fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 1st (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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