11 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday site .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Lieksa. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Lieksa: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala, Puumalan Lake, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, tour or see a show at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli route builder .

You can drive from Lieksa to Mikkeli in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church, Olavinlinna Castle, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

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