5 days in North Karelia Itinerary

5 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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5 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
1
Koli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Koli

Koli ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli: Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Paateri).

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Helsinki to Koli is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Helsinki in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Koli: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Carelicum, make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, then stop by Taitokortteli, and finally look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Joensuu journey planner .

Getting from Koli to Joensuu by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping Museums Parks
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla