9 days in North Karelia Itinerary

9 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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


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. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lieksa is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lieksa: highs are around -1°C and lows about -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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Ukko-Koli ©
Paateri ©
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum


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: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli), Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

Plan my day in Joensuu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for 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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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla