23 days in Central Finland Itinerary

23 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joutsa tour itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Joutsa reach 60°F and lows reach 38°F. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 15th (Wed).

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, take a leisurely stroll along Jyvaskylan Harbour, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online trip builder.

You can drive from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Petajavesi Old Church, 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 to go to Karstula and see Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. There's more to do: enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi trip app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 37°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

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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