7 days in Joensuu Itinerary

7 days in Joensuu Itinerary

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Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Orinoro Gorge and Old Mine Mining Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Honkaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Savonlinna (Taito Shop Savonlinna & Olavinlinna Castle), Kerimaki (Kerimaki Church & Salpa Line) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tohmajarven kirkko, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner .

In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge