15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland travel planner

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Saarijarvi
— 6 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 8 nights
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Saarijarvi

— 6 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Taidekeskus Harri. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saarijarvi: Virrat (Marttinen & Killinkoski Church), Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) (in Alavus) and Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower (in Karstula). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, fly down the slopes at Sahis Aki resort, look for gifts at Nestori, and examine the collection at JM-Rally Parc Ferme.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saarijarvi day trip planning site.

Helsinki to Saarijarvi is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Helsinki in June since evenings lows in Saarijarvi dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Jyvaskyla

— 8 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Escape the urban bustle at Southern Konnevesi National park and Orinoro Gorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Finnish Air Force Museum and Jyvaskyla Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: trek along Nyrolan luontopolku, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. In June in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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