28 days in Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

28 days in Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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28 days in Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Joensuu
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

11
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olavinlinna Castle and Parikkalan kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Lieksa (Neitikoski Rapids & Era Eero) and Riihisaari (in Savonlinna). There's still lots to do: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Makravaara Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu vacation builder tool .

Paris, France to Joensuu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Joensuu due to the time zone difference. In August, Joensuu is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Parikkala, Savonlinna, St. George Church
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

15
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, stroll around Riverside Park, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and delve into the distant past at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hameenlinna, Vantaa, Espoo, Castle Hill
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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