6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Karelia attractions planner

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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive

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Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 1st (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu attractions website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Joensuu. June in Joensuu sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Koli National Park

— 4 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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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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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