12 days in Helsinki Region, Jyvaskyla & Kouvola Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Jyvaskyla & Kouvola Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Vantaa
— Few hours
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
3
Porvoo
— Few hours
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
5
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
6
Kouvola
— 3 nights
7
Vantaa
— 1 night

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Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vantaa trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Vantaa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Vantaa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier days in Vantaa, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Vantaa to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

Make your Porvoo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Alvar Aalto Museum and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. Visit Church of Keuruu and Pirtin perinnepuisto for their historical value. When in Jyvaskyla, make a side trip to see Paijatsalo Trail in Sysma, approximately Sysma away.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in August, with lows around 10°C. You will leave for Kouvola on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Paijatsalo Trail, Pirtin perinnepuisto, Church of Keuruu, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Popular historic sites such as The Astuvansalmi rock paintings and Main Building of Military School are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salpa Line Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Hamina (Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Hamina Old Town, &more) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Kotka Church, &more).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip site.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kouvola by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kouvola are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Vantaa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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Vantaa

Vantaa
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vantaa trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kouvola to Vantaa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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