15 days in Helsinki & Joensuu Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Joensuu Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Joensuu Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester


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 cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, play a few rounds at Tapiola Golf, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary site .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Castle Hill, Teijo National Park, Hiidenkirnut, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral


Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uhrihalkeama and Joensuu Church. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Neitikoski Rapids (in Lieksa) and Koli National Park (Pielinen, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu tour builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail