8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colmar
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Parikkala
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive:  21 h 15 min
End: Colmar

1
day
Parikkala

Parikkala ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Parikkala trip builder website.

Colmar, France to Parikkala is an approximately 17- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Colmar to Parikkala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Parikkala is a bit cooler than Colmar - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get some cultural insight at Lappeenranta Fortress and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Saimaa Canal and Imatra Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko & Kummakivi Boulder), Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, De tre korsens kyrka, &more) and Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parikkala to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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