13 days in Central Finland Itinerary

13 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Jyvaskyla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Karstula
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

7
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Visiting Leivonmaki National Park and Nyrolan luontopolku will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuokkalan kartano and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). On the 16th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get slightly colder in Jyvaskyla: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Keuruu, Korpilahti, Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church, Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

4
nights
Karstula

Karstula ©
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. Step out of Karstula to go to Viitasaari and see Nestori, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower.

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Drive from Jyvaskyla to Karstula in 1.5 hours. In September in Karstula, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Karstula

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Nestori
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Nestori ©
Nestori
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

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