20 days in Central Finland Itinerary

20 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Joutsa
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Joutsa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Laukaa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Viitasaari
— 5 nights
Drive
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Keuruu
— 6 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Malta International Airport

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Joutsa

— 5 nights
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Explore hidden gems such as Woikosken Automuseo and Paijatsalo Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Mantyharju Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Sysma (Kammiovuori Trail & Sysma Church), Mantyharju (Woikosken tehdasmuseo & Art Centre Salmela) and Päijänteen kansallispuisto (in Padasjoki). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll around Pirtin perinnepuisto and pause for some serene contemplation at Kangasniemi Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Joutsa trip itinerary website.

Valletta, Malta to Joutsa is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Joutsa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Valletta in July, plan for slightly colder days in Joutsa, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Laukaa.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Southern Konnevesi National park and Savo Railway Line Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laukaa: Liikelataamo (in Saarijarvi) and Sinivuori Hiking trail (in Kangasniemi). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Laukaa travel route planner.

Getting from Joutsa to Laukaa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Laukaa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Laukaa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Viitasaari

— 5 nights
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Sahis Aki resort and Korkeakoski. Venture out of the city with trips to Julmat Lammit (in Saarijarvi), Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi) and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula). There's more to do: look for gifts at Nestori.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Viitasaari trip planner.

Drive from Laukaa to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Keuruu on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Keuruu

— 6 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Church of Keuruu and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Padasjoen Tuomastornit. Get out of town with these interesting Keuruu side-trips: Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) (in Alavus), Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi) and Killinkoski Church (in Virrat). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, trek along Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Keuruu vacation planner.

You can drive from Viitasaari to Keuruu in 2 hours. Traveling from Viitasaari in July, Keuruu is a bit cooler at night 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 · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:

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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