15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Loviisa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

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hours
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 9th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa day trip app .

Barcelona, Spain to Loviisa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Loviisa reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marttinen and Vaaksy Canal. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, and take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Loviisa to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Loviisa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Asikkala, Petajavesi Old Church, Church of Keuruu, Marttinen, Leivonmaki National Park
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Visiting Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 32 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Sibelius Monument, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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