9 days in North Karelia Itinerary

9 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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9 days in North Karelia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Lieksa is known for museums, wildlife, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa tour website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Lieksa is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Lieksa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Lieksa at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Joensuu online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lieksa to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Old Mine Mining Museum
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