6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Karelia travel route planner

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Joensuu
— 1 night
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, make a trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Joensuu. In May, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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, don't miss a visit to Paateri, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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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