10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kitee
— 1 day
2
Ilomantsi
— 1 night
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights

1
day
Kitee

Kitee ©
On the 21st (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kitee Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kitee online trip itinerary maker.

Berlin, Germany to Kitee is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Kitee due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kitee can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ilomantsi.

Things to do in Kitee

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

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night
Ilomantsi

Ilomantsi ©
Ilomantsi is municipality and a village of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and then examine the collection at Mohko Ironworks Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilomantsi online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kitee to Ilomantsi takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ilomantsi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Ilomantsi

Museums
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Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rasavaara Observation tower and Paha-Koli Hill. Get some cultural insight at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Pielisen Museum. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and take an unorthodox tour of Uhrihalkeama.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ilomantsi to Koli National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Koli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Joensuu takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church