18 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki Region & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 8 nights
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

8
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Puijo Tower and Kuopio Market City Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi), Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Room Escape Games (in Kuopio). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, walk around Tourujoen Luontopolku, explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip app.

Drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Helsinki in June, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mantta-Vilppula, Paijatsalo Trail, Leivonmaki National Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Kotka (Riverside Park, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Museum/Holm House, &more). There's more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and stop by Riimikko.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Loviisa in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Loviisa are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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