15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Art Center Haihatus.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Joutsa holiday builder.

New York City, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Joutsa reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Museums
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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. Step out of the city life by going to Laajis and Himos Ski Resort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Alvar Aalto Museum and Petajavesi Old Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla vacation planner.

You can drive from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla in an hour. In September in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keuruu, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church
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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
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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of Saarijarvi with an excursion to Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet in Karstula--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's more to do: get your game on at Liikelataamo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saarijarvi online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi takes an hour. In September in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature Museums

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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