46 days in Lakeland Itinerary

46 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Mikkeli
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 9 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
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Kuopio
— 5 nights
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Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
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Vuokatti
— 1 night
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Joensuu
— 5 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
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Kouvola
— 6 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kozhikode

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Mikkeli

— 4 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli and Communications Centre Lokki. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Puumala (Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, Viewing Platform in Puumala, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Anjan Puisto, don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, get great views at Neitvuori, and stop by Mikkeli Market Place.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip itinerary builder website.

Kozhikode, India to Mikkeli is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kozhikode to Mikkeli is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kozhikode in February, things will get cooler in Mikkeli: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Tampere

— 9 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Puuhamaa (in Tervakoski) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Hame Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 29:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, and stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online tour planner.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 4:

Kuopio

— 5 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venajanhiekka and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Varkaus (Varkaus Water Tower Terrace & Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online travel planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

Suomussalmi

— 2 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to The Silent People and then look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

Make your Suomussalmi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kuopio to Suomussalmi in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Vuokatti

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vuokatti online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Vuokatti takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Vuokatti are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Joensuu

— 5 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kids will enjoy Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma and Joensuu Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi), Lieksa (Paateri, Pielisen Museum, &more) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Joensuu takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

Savonlinna

— 3 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Parikkalan kirkko), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Kitee Zoo (in Kitee). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Lappeenranta

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Lappeenranta Fortress and Wolkoff House Museum. When in Lappeenranta, make a side trip to see Lake Saimaa in Puumala, approximately Puumala away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma, and admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

Kouvola

— 6 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Kouvola City Museum. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Hollola (Church of Hollola & Messila Ski Centre) and Lahti (Lahti Ski Museum, Sibelius Hall, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, make a splash at Tykkimaki Aquapark, find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park, and learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola route maker app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kouvola by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Kouvola sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31: