34 days in North Karelia Itinerary

34 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Fly to Kuopio Airport, Drive to Nurmes
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Nurmes
— 11 nights
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Koli National Park
— 12 nights
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Joensuu
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kylpyla Spa Bomba and Nurmes Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nurmes travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Nurmes is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit cooler in Nurmes: highs are around 0°C and lows about -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Nurmes

Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 22:

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Get in touch with nature at Akka-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Venture out of the city with trips to Juuka (Paalasmaan Surukivi, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and trot along with Matkailutila Paimentupa.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Nurmes to Koli National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko and Kolvananuuro. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Ilomantsi (Parppeinvaaran Runokyla & Mohko Ironworks Museum) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Joensuu, ski along the peaceful trails at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and take a memorable tour with Arctic Trainers SUP-center.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Joensuu journey tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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