11 days in Helsinki, Sysma & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Sysma & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Sysma & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sysma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

5
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Siltakyla to see Valkmusa National Park about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Boss Shop, and browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sysma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Sysma

Sysma ©
Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then stop by Trio, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sysma road trip planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Sysma in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sysma can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Sysma

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Viherlandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gosta, and then steep yourself in history at Serlachius Museum Gustaf.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip builder website .

Drive from Sysma to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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