14 days in Central Finland Itinerary

14 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland travel planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Joutsa
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Joutsa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Joutsa

— 2 nights
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Art Center Haihatus.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Joutsa journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Joutsa is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Joutsa is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Joutsa at -1°C and lows at -8°C. You will leave for Jyvaskyla on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Joutsa

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Take a break from the city and head to Himos Ski Resort and Laajis. Change things up with a short trip to Petajavesi Old Church in Petajavesi (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and take in the views from Kuokkalan silta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla visit planning website.

Getting from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Saarijarvi

— 4 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Take a break from Saarijarvi with a short trip to Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet in Karstula, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's more to do: get your game on at Liikelataamo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saarijarvi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi takes 1.5 hours. In December in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

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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