6 days in Central Finland Itinerary

6 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Manchester


3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get outdoors at Himos Ski Resort and Leivonmaki National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Petajavesi Old Church in Petajavesi (about 34 minutes away). On the 18th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Jyvaskyla, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Jyvaskyla hover around -7°C and lows are around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort, Leivonmaki National Park
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

1
night
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saarijarvi trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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