16 days in Central Finland Itinerary

16 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland attractions planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 7 nights
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Karstula
— 8 nights
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Jyvaskyla

— 7 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Jyvaskyla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brussels in August since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Karstula

— 8 nights
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. When in Karstula, make a side trip to see Pyha-Hakki National Park in Saarijarvi, approximately Saarijarvi away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, take in panoramic vistas at Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower, and take in the pleasant sights at Julmat Lammit.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Karstula trip planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Karstula by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Karstula

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
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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