12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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12 days in Kuopio, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kuopio
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venajanhiekka and Honkaniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puijo Tower and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Take a break from Kuopio with a short trip to Utra Beach in Joensuu, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, do a tasting at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm, and make a trip to Satamankulma.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio attractions planner .

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuopio, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Joensuu, Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Relax by the water at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Hatanpaa Arboretum and Nasinneula Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hakaniemi Market (in Helsinki) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Hakaniemi Market, Heureka
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Spas
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naantali Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Helsinki (Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Katajanokka, & more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku route tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Helsinki, Naantali Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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