21 days in South Karelia Itinerary

21 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
— 10 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 10 nights
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Parikkala

— 10 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Parikkala: Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Parikkala online itinerary planner.

Katowice, Poland to Parikkala is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Katowice to Parikkala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Katowice in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Parikkala: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, &more), Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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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