20 days in Central Finland Itinerary

20 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Joutsa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Laukaa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Viitasaari
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Keuruu
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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. Visiting Paijatsalo Trail and Kammiovuori Trail will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Pirtin perinnepuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Joutsa: Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki), Kangasniemi Church (in Kangasniemi) and Mantyharju (Woikosken Automuseo, Woikosken tehdasmuseo, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sysma Church.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Joutsa trip maker app .

Valletta, Malta to Joutsa is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Joutsa is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect nights in Joutsa to be colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Laukaa.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

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. Take a break from the city and head to Southern Konnevesi National park and Sinivuori Hiking trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Savo Railway Line Museum and Liikelataamo. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Laukaa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Joutsa to Laukaa in 1.5 hours. July in Laukaa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Laukaa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Savo Railway Line Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Sinivuori Hiking trail, Liikelataamo
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Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Savo Railway Line Museum ©
Savo Railway Line Museum

5
nights
Viitasaari

Viitasaari ©
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Get outdoors at Sahis Aki resort and Korkeakoski. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viitasaari: Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula), Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi) and Julmat Lammit (in Saarijarvi). There's more to do: stop by Nestori.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Viitasaari route planner.

You can drive from Laukaa to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. July in Viitasaari sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Keuruu on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarijarvi, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Korkeakoski, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut ©

6
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. Escape the urban bustle at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Keuruu and Petajavesi Old Church. Venture out of the city with trips to The Devil's Nest (in Jalasjarvi), Killinkoski Church (in Virrat) and Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) (in Alavus). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, enjoy breathtaking views from Padasjoen Tuomastornit, get outside with Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keuruu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Viitasaari to Keuruu takes 2 hours. Traveling from Viitasaari in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Keuruu, with lows of 11°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keuruu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petajavesi, Asikkala, Mantta-Vilppula, Killinkoski Church, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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