19 days in South Karelia Itinerary

19 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Lappeenranta

— 18 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 Imatra Waterfall will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lappeen Marian kirkko and Kummakivi Boulder. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Parikkala (Parikkalan kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, &more), Ylamaa Gem Society (in Ylamaa) and Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko, don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko, ponder the world of politics at Lappeenrannan raatihuone, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip planning tool.

Katowice, Poland to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Katowice to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Katowice in June, expect nights in Lappeenranta to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Fri).

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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