8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

8 days in South Karelia Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
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Simpele
— 2 nights

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Lappeenranta

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lappeen Marian kirkko and Lappeenrannan taidemuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lappeenranta Fortress and South Karelia Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Lempukka Beach, Tainionkosken Church, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Lappeenranta is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riga in October, with highs in Lappeenranta at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Simpele.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

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Simpele

Simpele ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Simpele online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Simpele takes an hour. October in Simpele sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Simpele

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko