10 days in Imatra, Koli National Park & Savonlinna Itinerary

10 days in Imatra, Koli National Park & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Imatra
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
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Imatra

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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: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, explore the wide array of goods at Prisma, stroll through Lempukka Beach, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Imatra trip itinerary maker app.

Minsk, Belarus to Imatra is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Imatra is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minsk in April: high temperatures in Imatra hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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Must see
Imatra Waterfall
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, 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

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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: Mikkeli (Anjan Puisto, Park Mikkelipuisto, &more), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, 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

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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
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