11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  23​h
Jyvaskyla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Karstula
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Seattle

6
days
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get outdoors at Leivonmaki National Park and Nyrolan luontopolku. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuokkalan kartano and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). Venture out of the city with trips to Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Jyvaskyla is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Jyvaskyla reach 65°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Keuruu, Himos Ski Resort, Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

2
days
Karstula

Karstula ©
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. On the 2nd (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Nestori, then examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Karstula travel route app .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Karstula by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Karstula sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Karstula

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Nestori, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

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