14 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Espoo
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brussels

7
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Naantali Church and Gunnarstrand. Venture out of the city with trips to Naantali (Naantali Old Town & Kultaranta Garden) and Turku (Turun Kauppahalli, Turku Castle, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Oittaa Recreation Centre, stroll around Nuuksio National Park, cool off at Serena Water Park, and let little ones run wild at HopLop Espoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Espoo online route planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Espoo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Espoo is 1 hour. In August in Espoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Naantali, Gunnarstrand
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Kultaranta Garden ©
Kultaranta Garden

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Snellman Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall & Puijo Tower), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muuramen Church, hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, and examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online trip maker .

You can drive from Espoo to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Espoo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kuopio, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Muuramen Church, Church of Keuruu, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church Porvoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On the next day, walk around Runeberg Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Huutjarvi Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa trip itinerary site .

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Loviisa in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Huutjarvi Lake
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Orthodox Church Porvoo ©
Orthodox Church Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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