15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Joutsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joutsa itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Joutsa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Joutsa to be colder, temps between 59°F and 42°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get some historical perspective at Petajavesi Old Church and Old Church of Keuruu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Finnish Air Force Museum and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). On the 6th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), make a trip to Saynatsalo Town Hall, and view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla attractions planning tool .

Drive from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Himos Ski Resort
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

5
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 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi travel planning site .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Saarijarvi can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

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

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