6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kitee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

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Kitee

Kitee ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko.

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Helsinki to Kitee is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Helsinki in October, you will find days in Kitee are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kitee

#Historic Sites

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Tohmajarven kirkko
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach, then kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kitee to Joensuu by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto