15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  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
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: meet the residents at Kitee Zoo and pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko.

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Brussels, Belgium to Kitee is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Kitee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Kitee reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toJoensuu.

Things to do in Kitee

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, stop by Taitokortteli, and don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joensuu online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kitee to Joensuu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Outdoors Parks

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Old Mine Mining Museum
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8
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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

Drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Koli
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum