41 days in North Karelia Itinerary

41 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Fly to Kuopio Airport, Drive to Nurmes
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Nurmes
— 12 nights
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Koli National Park
— 14 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 14 nights
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Nurmes

— 12 nights
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. Nurmes is known for spas and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Kylpyla Spa Bomba and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nurmes trip itinerary maker site.

Helsinki to Nurmes is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Nurmes reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Nurmes

Spas · Historic Sites
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Koli National Park

— 14 nights
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.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Juuka (Myllymuseo, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Nurmes to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Joensuu

— 14 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Ilomantsi (Parppeinvaaran Runokyla & Mohko Ironworks Museum), Kitee Zoo (in Kitee) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, glide through natural beauty at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary website.

Drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In February in Joensuu, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · 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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