38 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

38 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
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Pernio
— 4 nights
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Rosala
— 5 nights
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Korpo
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step off the beaten path and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's still lots to do: walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, get interesting insight from Lake Paijanne Cruises, go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, and take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning website.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dar es Salaam in October; daily highs in Jyvaskyla reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

Step off the beaten path and head to Katanpaa and Automobile Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki road trip planning website.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Uusikaupunki in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Pernio.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Teijo National Park and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pernio route website.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Pernio in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pernio are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Rosala

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosala and Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rosala trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pernio to Rosala in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Rosala are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Korpo.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:

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Korpo

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jurmo Island and Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Korpo online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Korpo in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kurjenrahka National Park and Lenholm Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pargas (ArtBank, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Archipelago Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Korpo to Turku in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:

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Kimito Island

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oro and Soderlangvik Gard. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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