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:  13​h
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Explore hidden gems such as Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Koli National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Koli National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Koli National Park at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©


Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Utra Beach, then glide through natural beauty at Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, and then examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: laugh and play at Treetop Adventure Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Joensuu tour planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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