11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  23​h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Karstula
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Seattle


6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Take a break from the city and head to Leivonmaki National Park and Nyrolan luontopolku. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Keuruu and Old Church of Keuruu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kuokkalan kartano, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In June, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Karstula

Karstula ©
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): savor the flavors at Nestori, then examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karstula travel tool .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Karstula takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Karstula can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Karstula

Parks Nature 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
Nestori ©
Nestori

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