5 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Kajaani Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Kajaani Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Joensuu & Kajaani Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kajaani
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

2
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and then make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu holiday planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get great views at Vuokatinvaara, enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kajaani route planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Kajaani takes 3 hours. In August in Kajaani, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kajaani

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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