6 days in North Karelia & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in North Karelia & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  16​h
1
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. On your second day here, look for gifts at Taitokortteli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally get in on the family fun at Treetop Adventure Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu route builder .

Glasgow, UK to Joensuu is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Glasgow to Joensuu. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Ullanlinna. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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