18 days in Central Finland Itinerary

18 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland travel route planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Karstula
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Karstula
— 7 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Karstula

— 7 nights
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. When in Karstula, make a side trip to see Pyha-Hakki National Park in Saarijarvi, approximately Saarijarvi away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, take some stellar pictures from Julmat Lammit, and take in panoramic vistas at Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karstula trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Karstula is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Karstula due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for colder days in Karstula, with highs around 29°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°F. You will leave for Jyvaskyla on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Karstula

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

— 9 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria) and Jamsa (Vitikkala Manor & Himos Ski Resort). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

You can drive from Karstula to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 28°F and lows of 19°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
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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