15 days in South Karelia Itinerary

15 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Lappeenranta

— 14 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Visiting Saimaa Canal and Lempukka Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lauritsala Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, Ruokolahden Kirkko, &more), Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more) and Imatra (De tre korsens kyrka, Detachment Kuhlmey, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

Katowice, Poland to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katowice in July: highs in Lappeenranta hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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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