14 days in Central Finland Itinerary

14 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Joutsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saarijarvi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
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.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, 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
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
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 still lots to do: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort
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Laajis ©
Laajis
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

4
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
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 more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saarijarvi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi takes an hour. 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

Side Trip

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

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