6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Helsinki

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Kitee

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

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Kitee visit planning tool.

Helsinki to Kitee is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for little chillier days in Kitee, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kitee

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Utra Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu driving holiday site.

Getting from Kitee to Joensuu by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ukko-Koli and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get outdoors at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill. And it doesn't end there: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Joensuu to Koli National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill