16 days in North Karelia Itinerary

16 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Nurmes
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 5 nights
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Joensuu
— 6 nights

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Nurmes

Nurmes ©
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Venture out of the city with trips to Juuka (Myllymuseo, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more) and Pielinen (in Koli National Park). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Nurmes Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Nurmes trip planner.

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Nurmes is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Friedrichshafen to Nurmes is 1 hour. Traveling from Friedrichshafen in May, things will get little chillier in Nurmes: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to Lieksa.

Things to do in Nurmes

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Church
Nurmes Church
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip builder website.

You can drive from Nurmes to Lieksa in 1.5 hours. In May in Lieksa, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Paateri
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Must see
Pielisen Museum
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Joensuu journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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