17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Karstula
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Karstula

Karstula ©
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Venture out of the city with trips to Saarijarvi (Liikelataamo & Pyha-Hakki National Park), Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi) and Viitasaari (Nestori & Sahis Aki resort). There's more to do: examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and go for a walk through Julmat Lammit.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Karstula sightseeing planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Karstula is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get colder in Karstula: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Karstula

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarijarvi, Viitasaari, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

9
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Mikkeli (Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, Mikkeli Cathedral, & more) and Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, Valkeisenlampi, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, and brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Karstula to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mikkeli, Varkaus, Jamsa, Mantta-Vilppula
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

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