31 days in Lakeland Itinerary

31 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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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

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). Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

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

Marmaris, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 11-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 · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

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Kuopio

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for parks, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli, 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 · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of 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:

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Mikkeli

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: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, 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; or take a train. 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:

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Lappeenranta

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 plan 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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Kouvola

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. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, shop like a local with Poikilo - Museums, and get lost in a book at Kouvolan кaupunginkirjasto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. 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: