5 days in Imatra & Lappeenranta Itinerary

5 days in Imatra & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Imatra
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Imatra

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imatra: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra route planner.

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta vacation planner.

Lappeenranta is just a short distance from Imatra. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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