7 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Galleria Lapinlahtifor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, visit Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Shop till you drop at Art Centre Salmela and Kuokkalan kartano. Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Helsinki in April since evenings lows in Jyvaskyla dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Art Centre Salmela, Himos Ski Resort, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Leivonmaki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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