22 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Poytya
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Poytya

Poytya ©
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Get out of town with these interesting Poytya side-trips: Loimaa (The Finnish Museum of Agriculture & Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poytya route planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Poytya is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Poytya is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Poytya can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Jyvaskyla on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Poytya

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Loimaa
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto ©
Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto

6
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get outdoors at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Laajis. When in Jyvaskyla, make a side trip to see Leivonmaki National Park in Joutsa, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip tool .

You can drive from Poytya to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Bring the kids along to Moomin World and Vepsa Island. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip site .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

5
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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