8 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 3rd (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, then take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and finally examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Craft Museum of Finland, then walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku.

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Mumbai, India to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Jyvaskyla is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Jyvaskyla to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. May in Pernio sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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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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