10 days in Helsinki, Turku & Joensuu Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Turku & Joensuu Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Turku & Joensuu Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  21 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Lima

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary app .

Lima, Peru to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lima to Helsinki. While traveling from Lima, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then see the interesting displays at Carelicum, then don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Joensuu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping Museums Parks
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

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