14 days in North Karelia Itinerary

14 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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14 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Asuncion
Fly:  31​h
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kitee
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Asuncion


2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni. Discover out-of-the-way places like Utra Beach and Joensuu Church. Take a break from Joensuu with a short trip to Old Mine Mining Museum in Outokumpu, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and hike along Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning app .

Asuncion, Paraguay to Joensuu is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Asuncion in December, things will get cooler in Joensuu: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Museums

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

7
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Nurmes Church (in Nurmes) and Juuka (Tulikiven Kivikyla, Paalasmaan Surukivi, & more).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel planning website .

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. December in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kitee.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Juuka, Nurmes Church, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Kitee

Kitee ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kitee Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kitee trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kitee in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kitee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko