10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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10 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13​h
1
Kitee
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ilomantsi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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day
Kitee

Kitee ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): meet the residents at Kitee Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kitee route planner .

Berlin, Germany to Kitee is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ilomantsi.

Things to do in Kitee

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

1
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and then take an in-depth tour of Mohko Ironworks.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ilomantsi trip website .

You can drive from Kitee to Ilomantsi in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ilomantsi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Ilomantsi

Museums
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Mohko Ironworks ©
Mohko Ironworks

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Pielisen Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Ilomantsi to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. July in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Joensuu road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Joensuu takes an hour. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Outdoors Beaches

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