21 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Turku Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Luxembourg City
Drive:  33 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Joensuu
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  26 h 30 min
End: Luxembourg City

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Ullanlinna. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxembourg City to Helsinki. While traveling from Luxembourg City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

8
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Salpa Line and Kerimaki Church. Popular historic sites such as Pikkukirkko and Joensuu Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more), Lieksa (Paateri & Neitikoski Rapids) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, pause for some photo ops at Paalasmaan Surukivi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Kerimaki, Tohmajarven kirkko, Snellman Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and The Archipelago Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vepsa Island and Uto. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's much more to do: work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Abo Akademi, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Turku. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Pargas Church, Nagu Church
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Uto ©
Uto
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church