6 days in Imatra & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

6 days in Imatra & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

6 days in Imatra & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Lappeenranta
Train:  30​min
1
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Lappeenranta

3
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum), Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra road trip planning site .

Lappeenranta to Imatra is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Viewing Platform in Puumala
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, then stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and finally examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland).

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planning tool .

You can drive from Imatra to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Imatra in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Jyvaskyla, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games

Similar Plans

7 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Jyvaskyla BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Jyvaskyla & Helsinki BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Turku BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans