8 days in North Karelia Itinerary

8 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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8 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Bern
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Tohmajarvi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: Bern

1
day
Tohmajarvi

Tohmajarvi ©
Tohmajärvi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 13th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tohmajarvi road trip website .

Bern, Switzerland to Tohmajarvi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bern to Tohmajarvi. In April, Tohmajarvi is a bit cooler than Bern - with highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tohmajarvi

Historic Sites
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Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akka-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Escape the urban bustle at Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

Make your Koli National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tohmajarvi to Koli National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 17th (Wed), make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, then find something for the whole family at Treetop Adventure Park, and finally look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Joensuu trip builder .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Joensuu takes 1.5 hours. In April in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church