17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Joutsa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Keuruu
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Petajavesi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Laukaa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Take a break from the city and head to Leivonmaki National Park and Paijatsalo Trail. Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Pirtin perinnepuisto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Joutsa's surroundings by going to Kangasniemi Church (in Kangasniemi), Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki) and Sysma (Kammiovuori Trail & Sysma Church). There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Art Centre Salmela, shop like a local with Art Center Haihatus, take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mantyharju Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Joutsa trip itinerary builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Joutsa is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Joutsa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sysma, Mantyharju, Kangasniemi, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

5
nights
Keuruu

Keuruu ©
Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Killinkoski Church. Serlachius Museum Gosta and Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto (in Ruovesi), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's lots more to do: get outside with Marttinen, examine the collection at JM-Rally Parc Ferme, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu, and browse the different shops at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Keuruu trip builder .

Getting from Joutsa to Keuruu by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Keuruu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Keuruu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Virrat, Mantta-Vilppula, JM-Rally Parc Ferme, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto ©
Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto

1
night
Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church and then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Petajavesi trip builder app .

Petajavesi is just a short distance from Keuruu. In August, daytime highs in Petajavesi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Laukaa.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Historic Sites
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

3
nights
Laukaa

Laukaa ©
Laukaa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Visiting Southern Konnevesi National park and Pyha-Hakki National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Savo Railway Line Museum in Pieksamaki (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

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Getting from Petajavesi to Laukaa by car takes about an hour. August in Laukaa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laukaa

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Savo Railway Line Museum, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Savo Railway Line Museum ©
Savo Railway Line Museum

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