10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Karelia visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Kitee Zoo (in Kitee) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, get outside with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu day trip planning tool.

Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Nurmes Church (in Nurmes) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Makravaara Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

Plan a Koli National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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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