5 days in North Karelia Itinerary

5 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Karelia visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Joensuu
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Paha-Koli Hill and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park route app.

Brussels, Belgium to Koli National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Koli National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

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Joensuu

— 2 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Joensuu takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Shopping · Parks
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North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
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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