15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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1
Loviisa
— 2 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Porvoo and Loviisa Maritime Museum. Loviisan kirkko and Ungern and Rosen Fortresses are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Castle Hill, &more). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo, and look for gifts at Riimikko.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loviisa trip itinerary site.

Pittsburgh, USA to Loviisa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Loviisa is 7 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, things will get a bit cooler in Loviisa: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisa Maritime Museum ©
Loviisa Maritime Museum

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get in touch with nature at Leivonmaki National Park and Paijatsalo Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petajavesi Old Church and Leppavirta Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi), Snellman Park (in Kuopio) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo, and go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel planner.

You can drive from Loviisa to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Loviisa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jyvaskyla, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Ahtari Zoo, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Snellman Park, Leivonmaki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arctic Expedition (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the pleasant sights at Uutelan luontopolku, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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