5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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5 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: London


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.
Visit Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Nuijamaa Church for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Lappeenranta (Wolkoff House Museum, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Imatra itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Imatra is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Imatra, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta