13 days in Helsinki & Central Finland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joutsa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karstula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keuruu
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi, then meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Beirut in October, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

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Joutsa

Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Leivonmaki National Park and Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Mikkelin Taidemuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Joutsa: Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi), Karkisten Silta (in Jyvaskyla) and Mikkeli (Anjan Puisto & Mikkeli Rural Parish Church).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Joutsa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Joutsa takes 2.5 hours. In October in Joutsa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

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Karstula

Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, then look for gifts at Nestori, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karstula trip planner.

Getting from Joutsa to Karstula by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Karstula

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

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Keuruu

Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Old Church of Keuruu and Killinkoski Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keuruu: Marttinen (in Virrat), Jyvaskyla (Tourujoen Luontopolku, Maki-Matin perhepuisto, &more) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu and meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo.

Start your trip to Keuruu by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Karstula to Keuruu takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Keuruu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
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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