31 days in South Karelia Itinerary

31 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  15 h
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Barcelona


Savitaipale ©
Savitaipale is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. Get some cultural insight at Savitaipale Church and Taipalsaaren kirkko. There's more to do: hike along Haikkaanlahden Hiking Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savitaipale trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Savitaipale is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Savitaipale. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Savitaipale reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Savitaipale

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko


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.
Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Malonsaari. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lappeenranta Fortress and Tainionkosken Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko, Saimaa Canal, &more) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savitaipale to Imatra by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Parikkala.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Ruokolahti
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress


Parikkala ©
Get some cultural insight at Parikkalan kirkko and Rautjarven kirkko.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Parikkala day trip planner.

Drive from Imatra to Parikkala in an hour. May in Parikkala sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rautjarven kirkko
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko