34 days in North Karelia Itinerary

34 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Nurmes
— 11 nights
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Koli National Park
— 12 nights
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Joensuu
— 10 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. 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
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Kylpyla Spa Bomba ©
Kylpyla Spa Bomba
Nurmes Church ©
Nurmes Church

12
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Get in touch with nature at Neitikoski Rapids and Matkailutila Paimentupa. Venture out of the city with trips to Juuka (Paalasmaan Surukivi, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and admire the sheer force of Tarhapuro Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park holiday builder website.

You can drive from Nurmes to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Joensuu

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