9 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 10th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Satamankulma. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kuopio Automobile Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Kuopio is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Kuopio reach 35°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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