8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

Start: Colmar
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
End: Colmar


Parikkala ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Parikkala route planner .

Colmar, France to Parikkala is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Colmar to Parikkala is 1 hour. In February, Parikkala is a bit cooler than Colmar - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Parikkalan kirkko ©
Parikkalan kirkko


Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Kummakivi Boulder. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, De tre korsens kyrka, & more), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church, and get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Parikkala to Lappeenranta takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahti, Rautjarven kirkko, Savitaipale Church, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall