12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colmar
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Lahti
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Bus:  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
Fly + Train:  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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park, have fun at Lahti Sports Center, then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahti visit planner.

Colmar, France to Lahti is an approximately 10- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Lahti is a bit cooler than Colmar - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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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), don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip builder app.

You can drive from Lahti to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Shopping Parks
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Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Joensuu to Kuopio in 2 hours. November in Kuopio sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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 walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

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Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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