7 days in North Karelia Itinerary

7 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Joensuu
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights

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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 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, thenstop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum, thenhunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

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

Bydgoszcz, Poland to Joensuu is an approximately 23-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bydgoszcz to Joensuu is 1 hour. When traveling from Bydgoszcz in August, plan for slightly colder days in Joensuu, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paha-Koli Hill and Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Koli National Park takes 1.5 hours. August in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Herajarvi Hiking Trail ©
Herajarvi Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill