13 days in Joutsa & Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Joutsa & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Joutsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Get outdoors at Leivonmaki National Park and Himos Ski Resort. Visit Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Church of Keuruu for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi).

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Sydney, Australia to Joutsa is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Joutsa due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Joutsa reach 9°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Church of Keuruu, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Loviisan kirkko and Pyhan Ristin kirkko. Get outdoors at Hiidenvuori and Mielakka Ski Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Hevoshaan Arboretum (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki).

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Loviisa trip planner.

You can drive from Joutsa to Loviisa in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, gain interesting insight with Norman Travels, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Getting from Loviisa to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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