38 days in Central Finland Itinerary

38 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Joutsa
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 13 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saarijarvi
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Copenhagen

12
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. Get outdoors at Leivonmaki National Park and Päijänteen kansallispuisto. Popular historic sites such as Pirtin perinnepuisto and Kangasniemi Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Joutsa side-trips: Sysma (Sysma Church, Paijatsalo Trail, &more), Padasjoki (Paijanne-Ilves Trail & Padasjoen Tuomastornit) and Mantyharju (Art Centre Salmela, Mantyharju Church, &more). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joutsa travel route planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Joutsa is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Joutsa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mantyharju, Sysma, Padasjoki, Kangasniemi
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto

13
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Step out of the city life by going to Southern Konnevesi National park and Orinoro Gorge. Old Church of Keuruu and Lutheran Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, and admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In June in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kuopio, Korpilahti, Leppavirta, Keuruu, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

12
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) and Killinkoski Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Liikelataamo. Get out of town with these interesting Saarijarvi side-trips: Marttinen (in Virrat), JM-Rally Parc Ferme (in Toysa) and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Taidekeskus Harri, buy something for everyone on your list at Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, and get to know the resident critters at Ahtari Zoo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saarijarvi trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. July in Saarijarvi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Virrat, Alavus, JM-Rally Parc Ferme, Ahtari Zoo, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Marttinen ©
Marttinen
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

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