37 days in Lahti & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

37 days in Lahti & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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37 days in Lahti & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
Drive:  2​h
1
Lahti
— 19 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 17 nights
End: Jyvaskyla

19
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Riimikko. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Explore Lahti's surroundings by going to Kotka (Kyminlinna Fortress, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, & more), Helsinki (Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, & more) and Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get into the urban bustle at Art Centre Salmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti travel route builder tool .

Jyvaskyla to Lahti is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Helsinki, Tampere, Porvoo, Hamina
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

17
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Marttinen. Shop till you drop at Kuokkalan kartano and Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church), Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, and explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gosta.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla visit planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Lahti in May, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Saarijarvi, Kuopio, Korpilahti, Kangasniemi
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

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