8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland trip builder

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Karstula
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore hidden gems such as Maki-Matin perhepuisto and Jyvaskylan Harbour. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria) and Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, and take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip maker app.

London, UK to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Jyvaskyla. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Jyvaskyla at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karstula.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Karstula

— 2 nights
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Karstula driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Karstula takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karstula

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Central Finland travel guide

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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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