11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Petajavesi
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Keuruu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Joutsa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
day
Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Petajavesi trip planner .

Boston, USA to Petajavesi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Petajavesi is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Petajavesi hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Historic Sites
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alvar Aalto Museum and Kuokkalan kartano. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Lutheran Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Valkeisenlampi, & more) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Petajavesi to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kuopio, Orinoro Gorge, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

2
nights
Keuruu

Keuruu ©
Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at Ahtari Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Keuruu route planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Keuruu by car takes about an hour. July in Keuruu sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joutsa.

Things to do in Keuruu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

2
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Joutsa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Keuruu to Joutsa takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Joutsa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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