25 days in South Karelia Itinerary

25 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Karelia planner

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Lappeenranta
— 14 nights
Drive
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Parikkala
— 10 nights
Drive to Savonlinna Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Imatra (Imatrankoski Church, Imatran Spa, &more), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, &more) and Ylamaa Gem Society (in Ylamaa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta vacation planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for Parikkala on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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nights
Parikkala

Venture out of the city with trips to Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Parikkala trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Parikkala in 1.5 hours. In August in Parikkala, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Parikkala

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

South Karelia travel guide

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Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
South Karelia is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia and North Karelia, as well as Russia.Historical provinceFor history, geography and culture see: Finnish KareliaRegional CouncilThe Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of nine member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning and looks after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia. The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning.The EU’s regional Objective Programmes for South Karelia have partly been prepared in the Council as it also implements and coordinates various projects. The Council is also represented in several international organisations, such as AEBR.MunicipalitiesThe region of South Karelia is made up of nine municipalities, of which two have city status (marked in bold).Imatra Sub-region: Imatra (28,219)Parikkala (5,509)Rautjärvi (3,682)Ruokolahti (5,507) Lappeenranta Sub-region: Lappeenranta (72,658)Lemi (3,130)Luumäki (4,992)Savitaipale (3,729)Taipalsaari (4,826)

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