60 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

60 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Joutsa
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Joutsa
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
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Saarijarvi
— 4 nights
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Loimaa
— 4 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
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Rosala
— 4 nights
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Salo
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 16 nights
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Joutsa

— 2 nights
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Step out of the city life by going to Leivonmaki National Park and Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail. It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Joutsa road trip app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Joutsa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Joutsa. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get much colder in Joutsa: highs are around 18°C and lows about 3°C. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuokkalan kartano and Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko). Do your shopping at Panda Factory Outlet and Viherlandia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Korpilahti (Hoyry Galleria & Oravivuori Triangulation Tower) and Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Laajis, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, and take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla journey planning tool.

Drive from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Saarijarvi

— 4 nights
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pyha-Hakki National Park and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet. There's more to do: enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saarijarvi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi takes an hour. In May in Saarijarvi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll set off for Loimaa on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Loimaa

— 4 nights
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park and Jokioinen Museum Railway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Forssa Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Loimaa: Tammela (Mustiala Manor, Torronsuo National Park, &more) and Forssa (Forssa Museum & Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Loimaa trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Loimaa takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Loimaa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Loimaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Uusikaupunki

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bonk Museum and Uusikaupunki Old Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katanpaa and Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki journey tool.

Drive from Loimaa to Uusikaupunki in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Turku on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turun Kauppahalli. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagu Church (in Nagu), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Turun Taidehalli, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 30:

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Oro and Archipelago National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Soderlangvik Gard and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Rosala on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Rosala

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosala Viking Centre and Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosala online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. June in Rosala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Salo

— 5 nights
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Do some cultural sightseeing at EKTA museum and Snappertunan kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Salo side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa) and Fiskars Village (in Fiskars). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo and look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Salo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Salo takes 2.5 hours. In June in Salo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Salo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Helsinki

— 16 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Porvoo (Nasin Kartanon Galleria, Runeberg Park, &more) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salo to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 28:

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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