44 days in Helsinki Region & Punkaharju Itinerary

44 days in Helsinki Region & Punkaharju Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Espoo
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Espoo
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Punkaharju
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Punkaharju
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Loviisa
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Tuusula
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Espoo

Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Arctic Expedition and Bellevue Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gallen-Kallela Museum and Talomuseo Glims. Get out of town with these interesting Espoo side-trips: Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Raseborg (EKTA museum, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, &more) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Sello, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and examine the collection at Espoo Car Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Espoo trip itinerary site.

Newark, USA to Espoo is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Espoo is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Espoo reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Punkaharju

Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Lietvesi Scenic Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orinoro Gorge and Kummakivi Boulder. Get out of town with these interesting Punkaharju side-trips: Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki, Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, &more), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko, Taito Shop Savonlinna, &more) and Imatra (Malonsaari, Lempukka Beach, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, take a memorable drive along Lake Saimaa, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punkaharju trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Espoo to Punkaharju with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Punkaharju can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 12:

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Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Santalahti Nature Trail and Arboretum Mustila. Get outdoors at Riverside Park and Repovesi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Lahti (Lahti City Hall, Laune Central Park, &more) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Loviisa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Punkaharju to Loviisa takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Tuusula.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 21:

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Tuusula

Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) and Evo Hiking Area. Visiting Hiidenkirnut and Linna Golf & Country Club will get you outdoors. Explore Tuusula's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Hauhon kirkko & Hameenlinna Art Museum), Riihimaki Art Museum (in Riihimaki) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tuusula Church, head off the coast to Kaunissaari, look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jarvenpaan kirkko.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tuusula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Tuusula takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Tuusula are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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