11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Suomussalmi
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive

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Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Suomussalmi trip planner.

Helsinki to Suomussalmi is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Sotkamo

— 1 night
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hiukka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Suomussalmi to Sotkamo in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli and then stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Spas · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mielakka Ski Center, take a stroll around Ankkapurha Cultural Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at Tykkimaen Sauna and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola journey tool.

Getting from Koli National Park to Kouvola by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kouvola: highs are around 33°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Shopping · Spas · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and stop by Hameenkatu.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere holiday builder app.

Drive from Kouvola to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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