31 days in Lakeland Itinerary

31 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lakeland trip planner

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Ferry to Rhodes, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 8 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Marmaris

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Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Hame Castle in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planning site.

Marmaris, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Marmaris to Tampere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Marmaris in November: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kuopio is known for museums, fun & games, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Puijo Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for parks, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Joensuu are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna route builder app.

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Jyvaskyla (Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), The Alvar Aalto Museum, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, and take in the awesome beauty at Naisvuori Hill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mikkeli are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Lappeenranta

— 4 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Lappeenranta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take an in-depth tour of South Karelia Museum, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and admire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta day trip app.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Kouvola

— 8 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland, Vesijärvi harbor, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mielakka Ski Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Center Veturi, find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, and get your bearings at Kouvolan кaupunginkirjasto.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kouvola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kouvola sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 29: