5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13​h
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h
End: Berlin


Parikkala ©
Parikkala is a municipality of Finland located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the South Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, steep yourself in history at Parikkalan kirkko, and then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Parikkala route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Parikkala is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Parikkala. In July in Parikkala, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Parikkala

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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan 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.
On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Rajamarket, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Imatra travel website .

You can drive from Parikkala to Imatra in an hour. In July in Imatra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Imatra

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park