6 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Vantaa
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Vantaa

— 1 night
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): engage your brain at Heureka, then see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, and then cool off at Flamingo Spa.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vantaa travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Vantaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vantaa are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Spas
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Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and gain insight at The Craft Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vantaa to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 19°F at night.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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