15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

15 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Karelia visit planner

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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
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Joensuu
— 5 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Koli Nature Centre Ukko and Nurmes Church. Take a break from the city and head to Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Paimenen Polku Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Tarhapuro Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Koli National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Koli National Park is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Ukko-Koli Hill
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Paha-Koli Hill
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Akka-Koli Hill
5.0

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Old Mine Mining Museum and Joensuu Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Ilomantsi (Mohko Ironworks Museum & Parppeinvaaran Runokyla) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip maker tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum
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History Museum
Mohko Ironworks Museum
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