5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Start: Riga
Drive:  9​h 45​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Riga


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, pause for some serene contemplation at Parikkalan kirkko, and then stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Parikkala trip app .

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. July in Parikkala sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Rajamarket, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Imatra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Parikkala to Imatra takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Imatra are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. 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