10 days in Imatra, Koli National Park & Savonlinna Itinerary

10 days in Imatra, Koli National Park & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Imatra
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Imatra sightseeing planner.

Minsk, Belarus to Imatra is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minsk to Imatra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minsk in April, things will get slightly colder in Imatra: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Imatra to Koli National Park in 3.5 hours. April in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Savonlinna

— 4 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Mikkeli (Anjan Puisto, Park Mikkelipuisto, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online visit planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10: