23 days in Central Finland Itinerary

23 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Joutsa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
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. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Art Center Haihatus.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joutsa trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In May, Joutsa is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Museums
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

7
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). On the 20th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Himos Ski Resort, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Room Escape Games

10
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of Saarijarvi with an excursion to Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet in Karstula--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Liikelataamo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saarijarvi trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Saarijarvi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet

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