5 days in Joensuu & Kuopio Itinerary

5 days in Joensuu & Kuopio Itinerary

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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Utra Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Akka-Koli Hill and Rasavaara Observation tower. Take a break from Joensuu with a short trip to Koli Nature Centre Ukko in Koli, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, and head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island.

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Helsinki to Joensuu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Kuopion Automuseoon, then stroll through Saaristokatu, then make a trip to Satamankulma, and finally take a memorable tour with Lakeland Lines. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, explore the world behind art at VB Photographic Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Leppavirta Church, then explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge, and finally experience rural life at Konttila.

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You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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