17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Saarijarvi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Joutsa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Saarijarvi to Karstula to see Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet about 38 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. It doesn't end there: perfect your strike at Liikelataamo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Saarijarvi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Saarijarvi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Saarijarvi at 22°C and lows at 10°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Take a break from the city and head to Laajis and Himos Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Himos Ski Resort, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Room Escape Games
Laajis ©
Laajis

5
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. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Center Haihatus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Joutsa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Joutsa takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Joutsa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Joutsa

Nature Parks Museums
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park