7 days in Kajaani & South Karelia Itinerary

7 days in Kajaani & South Karelia Itinerary

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Kajaani
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
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Kajaani

Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, then see what you can catch with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then stroll through Hiukka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kajaani online trip itinerary planner.

Bremen, Germany to Kajaani is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bremen to Kajaani. Traveling from Bremen in August, expect nights in Kajaani to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Visiting Saimaa Canal and Kummakivi Boulder will get you outdoors. Step out of Lappeenranta to go to Imatra and see Tainionkosken Church, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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South Karelia travel guide

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Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
South Karelia is a region of Finland. It borders the regions of Kymenlaakso, Southern Savonia and North Karelia, as well as Russia.Historical provinceFor history, geography and culture see: Finnish KareliaRegional CouncilThe Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of nine member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning and looks after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia. The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning.The EU’s regional Objective Programmes for South Karelia have partly been prepared in the Council as it also implements and coordinates various projects. The Council is also represented in several international organisations, such as AEBR.MunicipalitiesThe region of South Karelia is made up of nine municipalities, of which two have city status (marked in bold).Imatra Sub-region: Imatra (28,219)Parikkala (5,509)Rautjärvi (3,682)Ruokolahti (5,507) Lappeenranta Sub-region: Lappeenranta (72,658)Lemi (3,130)Luumäki (4,992)Savitaipale (3,729)Taipalsaari (4,826)

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