4 days in South Karelia Itinerary

4 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland) and Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Lappeenranta Fortress, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra road trip planning website.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Imatra is an approximately 3- hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Imatra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up 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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Imatrankoski ©
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta