35 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Vaasa Itinerary

35 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Vaasa Itinerary

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35 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Vaasa Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

10
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

13
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Communications Centre Lokki, & more), Kuopio (Room Escape Games, RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, & more) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in April, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Jyvaskyla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mikkeli, Korpilahti, Pyha-Hakki National Park, Leivonmaki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Room Escape Games
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

11
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Kokkola (Neristan (Old Wooden Town), Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, & more), Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library & Aalto Center of Seinajoki) and Kristiinankaupunki (Ulrika Eleonora Church & Carlsro Museum). Spend a day of island exploring on the 1st (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Kokkola, Seinajoki, Kristiinankaupunki, Pietarsaari
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Ojberget ©
Ojberget
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Saltkaret

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