4 days in South Karelia Itinerary

4 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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4 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  5​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: St. Petersburg


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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Imatra: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, stop by Imatran Kalatalo, and see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Imatra travel route planning tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Imatra is an approximately 3-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
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Saimaa Canal