3 days in Imatra, Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

3 days in Imatra, Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

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3 days in Imatra, Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Imatra online holiday maker .

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Imatra

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski

1
night
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Punkaharju trip planner .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Punkaharju takes 1.5 hours. August in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car 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 ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Punkaharju to Savonlinna by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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