6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

6 days in North Karelia Itinerary

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Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ilomantsi
— 1 night
Drive
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Nurmes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joensuu

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Joensuu

— 1 night
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Joensuu. June in Joensuu sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Koli National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the activities along Pielinen, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

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You can drive from Joensuu to Koli National Park in 1.5 hours. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ilomantsi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ilomantsi

— 1 night
Ilomantsi is municipality and a village of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about all things military at Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and then take an in-depth tour of Mohko Ironworks Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ilomantsi tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Ilomantsi in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ilomantsi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nurmes.

Things to do in Ilomantsi

Museums
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Nurmes

— 2 nights
Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hiidenportti National Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nurmes Church.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nurmes travel planner.

You can drive from Ilomantsi to Nurmes in 2.5 hours. In June in Nurmes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Nurmes

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu

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You can drive from Nurmes to Joensuu in 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

North Karelia travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Landmarks · Gardens
North Karelia is a region in eastern Finland. It borders the regions of Kainuu, Northern Savonia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia, as well as Russia.The city of Joensuu is the capital of North Karelia.North Karelia is renowned among public health officials. In the 1960s Finland led industrialized nations in heart disease mortality rates; North Karelia had Finland's highest incidence. In 1972 a long-term project was undertaken which targeted this risk in North Karelia. The resulting improvement in public health is still considered remarkable, a model for the rest of the nation.MunicipalitiesThe region of North Karelia is made up of 13 municipalities, of which four have city status (marked in bold).Joensuu sub-region: Ilomantsi (5,693)Joensuu (74,475)Juuka (5,355)Kontiolahti (14,104)Liperi (12,288)Outokumpu (7,396)Polvijärvi (4,772) Central Karelia sub-region: Kitee (9,083)Rääkkylä (2,528)Tohmajärvi (4,975)Pielinen Karelia sub-region: Lieksa (12,568)Nurmes (8,358)Valtimo (2,438)

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