11 days in North Karelia Itinerary

11 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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11 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13​h
1
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Berlin

5
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Akka-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park itinerary site .

Berlin, Germany to Koli National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Koli National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuu Church. Get in touch with nature at Treetop Adventure Park and Honkaniemi Beach. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu online vacation planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Joensuu by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko