20 days in South Karelia Itinerary

20 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Karelia trip planner

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Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Parikkala
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Parikkala
— 9 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 10 nights
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Parikkala

— 9 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parikkala: Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila) and Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Parikkala trip planner.

Katowice, Poland to Parikkala is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Parikkala is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katowice in June: highs in Parikkala hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 6:

Lappeenranta

— 10 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.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Imatran Spa, &more) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip maker website.

Drive from Parikkala to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 16:

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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