15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Keuruu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Joutsa
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis


2
nights
Keuruu

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. Visit Petajavesi Old Church and Old Church of Keuruu for their historical value. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu.

To find out how to plan a trip to Keuruu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Keuruu is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect Keuruu to be slightly colder, temps between 43°F and 32°F. You'll set off for Saarijarvi on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Keuruu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet in Karstula (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Liikelataamo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip planner .

Drive from Keuruu to Saarijarvi in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get a sense of the local culture at The Alvar Aalto Museum and Finnish Air Force Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nyrolan luontopolku and Laajis. Step out of Jyvaskyla to go to Korpilahti and see Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online road trip planner .

Drive from Saarijarvi to Jyvaskyla in an hour. October in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Panda Factory Outlet
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

3
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Art Center Haihatus and then hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Joutsa day trip planning app .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Joutsa in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Joutsa are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Himos Ski Resort
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

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