11 days in Helsinki, Sysma & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Sysma & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Valkmusa National Park in Siltakyla, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, stop by Marimekko Oyj, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sysma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sysma

Sysma ©
Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection 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 see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sysma road trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Sysma in 2.5 hours. In May in Sysma, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. 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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Viherlandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, then admire the masterpieces at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, and then explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gustaf.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sysma to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. In May in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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