3 days in Imatra, Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

3 days in Imatra, Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Imatra
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Punkaharju
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
End: Helsinki

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Imatra

Imatra ©
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imatra day trip planning tool.

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Imatra sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka

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Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Sat), walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Retretti Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punkaharju trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Imatra to Punkaharju by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Johanna Oras Art Gallery ©
Johanna Oras Art Gallery

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Punkaharju to Savonlinna in an hour. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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