15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Kitee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Koli National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Kitee

Kitee ©
Kitee is known for zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kitee Zoo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kitee travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kitee is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Kitee hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kitee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of Joensuu to go to Outokumpu and see Old Mine Mining Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kitee to Joensuu takes an hour. In September in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

8
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill