15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Loviisan kirkko. Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Castle Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Riimikko, see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip itinerary maker site .

Pittsburgh, USA to Loviisa is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Loviisa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: high temperatures in Loviisa hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Petajavesi Old Church and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma), Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church) and Snellman Park (in Kuopio). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Ahtari Zoo and take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Traveling from Loviisa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Paijatsalo Trail, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Snellman Park, Petajavesi Old Church
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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uutelan luontopolku. Change things up with a short trip to Arctic Expedition in Espoo (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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