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Imatra— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Imatra itinerary planner .
Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Imatra
Lappeenranta, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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