8 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 12th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla road trip planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Jyvaskyla. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Jyvaskyla to be cooler, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Archipelago Trail and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get your game on at Moomin World, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Room Escape Games

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rosala tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rosala in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre

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