7 days in Kajaani & South Karelia Itinerary

7 days in Kajaani & South Karelia Itinerary

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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

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Paltaniemi Church, Vuokatinvaara
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Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi ©
Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins


Lappeenranta ©
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. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip site.

Getting from Kajaani to Lappeenranta by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Kummakivi Boulder
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress