10 days in North Karelia & Rantasalmi Itinerary

10 days in North Karelia & Rantasalmi Itinerary

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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport
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Joensuu
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Savonlinna Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Bern

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and finally whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

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Bern, Switzerland to Joensuu is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bern to Joensuu. Traveling from Bern in April, expect Joensuu to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Linnansaari National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi journey builder site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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