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: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Naantali
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 5th (Mon): go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Karkisten Silta, steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Jyvaskyla, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

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Side Trips

Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Petajavesi Old Church
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano

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nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Naantali day trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Naantali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naantali are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

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Side Trips

Turku, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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