37 days in Lahti & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

37 days in Lahti & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Lahti
— 19 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 17 nights

19
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Riimikkofor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Helsinki (Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, &more) and Kotka (Kyminlinna Fortress, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, &more). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, hike along Paijatsalo Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahti sightseeing planner.

Jyvaskyla to Lahti is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helsinki, Kotka, Porvoo, Tampere, Hamina
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

17
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Punnitse & Saasta and Kuokkalan kartano. Explore hidden gems such as Finnish Air Force Museum and Ahtari Zoo. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Saarijarvi (Pyha-Hakki National Park & Liikelataamo), Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Leppavirta (Orinoro Gorge & Leppavirta Church). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online travel planner.

You can drive from Lahti to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Jyvaskyla when traveling from Lahti in May, with lows around °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, Kuopio, Saarijarvi, Kangasniemi, Korpilahti
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 11:
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

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