17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland holiday maker

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Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Karstula
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Karstula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Karstula

— 5 nights
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Explore Karstula's surroundings by going to Saarijarvi (Liikelataamo & Pyha-Hakki National Park), Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi) and Viitasaari (Nestori & Sahis Aki resort). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and take in the pleasant sights at Julmat Lammit.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Karstula road trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Karstula is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Karstula reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Karstula

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Jyvaskyla

— 9 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Mikkeli (Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more) and Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, Valkeisenlampi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Himos Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Karstula to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. In December in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 8:

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
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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