35 days in Lakeland Itinerary

35 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 4 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Juuma
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Juuma
— 1 night
Drive
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuhmo
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Linton

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Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mikkeli Cathedral and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Vaaksy Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Communications Centre Lokki (in Mikkeli) and Art Centre Salmela (in Mantyharju). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Radio and TV Museum.

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Linton, UK to Lahti is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Lahti is a bit cooler than Linton - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Juuma.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Juuma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Juuma tour planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahti to Juuma. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahti in January: high temperatures in Juuma hover around -11°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Juuma

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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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 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then get engrossed in the history at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hossa National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Suomussalmi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Juuma to Suomussalmi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Kuhmo

— 1 night
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuhmo holiday planning app.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Kuhmo in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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Koli National Park

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Neitikoski Rapids. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Paha-Koli Hill. Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Sotkamo to see Hiidenportti National Park about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the activities along Pielinen, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Koli National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -9°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parppeinvaaran Runokyla and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Get a sense of the local culture at Mohko Ironworks Museum and Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and make a trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Joensuu in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In January in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

Kuopio

— 4 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. Step out of the city life by going to Orinoro Gorge and Valkeisenlampi. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio route builder.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get some cultural insight at Toivolan Vanha Piha and Old Church of Keuruu. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Craft Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere City Library, Metso. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Vankilamuseo (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and look for gifts at Hameenkatu.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 1: