7 days in South Karelia Itinerary

7 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Parikkala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Parikkala

Parikkala ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Parikkala trip itinerary maker app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Parikkala is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Parikkala. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, things will get colder in Parikkala: highs are around 1°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Parikkala

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Lappeen Marian kirkko, look for gifts at MyGoodKnife, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta day trip site.

Getting from Parikkala to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta