49 days in North Karelia Itinerary

49 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Joensuu
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Koli National Park
— 21 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Joensuu
— 27 nights
End: Joensuu

21
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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.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Juuka (Tulikiven Kivikyla, Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, &more) and Nurmes Church (in Nurmes). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Joensuu to Koli National Park is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Juuka, Koli, Nurmes Church
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paateri ©
Paateri

27
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Ilomantsi (Parppeinvaaran Runokyla & Mohko Ironworks Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Joensuu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ilomantsi, Tohmajarven kirkko, Old Mine Mining Museum, Kitee Zoo
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla