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
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport



Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen Luontopolku, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kuokkalan kartano. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, then steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland.

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Sydney, Australia to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kylamaki Village of Living History and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Drive from Jyvaskyla to Naantali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Naantali sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Central Finland travel guide

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


Southwest Finland travel guide

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.