13 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku route tool .

Sydney, Australia to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Turku is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Liikelataamo (in Saarijarvi), Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor) and Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Jyvaskyla is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Keuruu, Jamsa, Korpilahti, Panda Factory Outlet, Liikelataamo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

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