25 days in South Karelia Itinerary

25 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Karelia planner

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Lappeenranta
— 14 nights
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Parikkala
— 10 nights
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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.
Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Ylamaa Gem Society (in Ylamaa), Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, &more) and Imatra (Imatrankoski Church, Imatran Spa, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Lappeenranta. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Frankfurt in July: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll set off for Parikkala on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — Aug 1:

Parikkala

— 10 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Kollaa- Ja Simo Hayha -Museo (in Miettila).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Parikkala travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Parikkala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Parikkala are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Parikkala

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 11:

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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