12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Colmar
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: Colmar

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park, enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center, then see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti online visit planner .

Colmar, France to Lahti is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colmar to Lahti. Traveling from Colmar in November, expect Lahti to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Lahti Sports Center ©
Lahti Sports Center
Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Kenkavero, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

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Drive from Lahti to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna visit planner .

Drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 5th (Tue), stop by Taitokortteli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Joensuu online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

Plan trip to Kuopio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. In November in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla visit planning site .

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Finlayson Church. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Spas & Wellness

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