17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland attractions planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Joutsa
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Joutsa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Keuruu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Petajavesi
— 1 night
Drive
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Laukaa
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Joutsa

— 4 nights
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Get some cultural insight at Woikosken Automuseo and Art Center Haihatus. Get in touch with nature at Leivonmaki National Park and Paijatsalo Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Joutsa side-trips: Sysma (Kammiovuori Trail & Sysma Church), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Kangasniemi (Pirtin perinnepuisto & Kangasniemi Church). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Centre Salmela and pause for some serene contemplation at Mantyharju Church.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Joutsa vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Joutsa is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. August in Joutsa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Keuruu

— 5 nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto and Marttinen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Old Church of Keuruu. Get out of town with these interesting Keuruu side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, and see the interesting displays at JM-Rally Parc Ferme.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Keuruu trip builder.

You can drive from Joutsa to Keuruu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Keuruu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Petajavesi

— 1 night
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 spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Petajavesi itinerary planner.

Petajavesi is very close to Keuruu. August in Petajavesi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Laukaa.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Historic Sites
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Laukaa

— 3 nights
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. Take a break from Laukaa with a short trip to Savo Railway Line Museum in Pieksamaki, about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Laukaa online visit planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laukaa

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
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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