12 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jamsa
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Jamsa
— 1 night
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Jamsa

— 1 night
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 26th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jamsa trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Jamsa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Jamsa, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in March; daily highs in Jamsa reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jamsa

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Saarijarvi

— 1 night
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saarijarvi driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Jamsa to Saarijarvi takes 2 hours. March in Saarijarvi sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Poytya

— 1 night
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Poytya visit planning site.

Drive from Saarijarvi to Poytya in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Poytya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Poytya to Turku in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southwest Finland travel guide

4.1
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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