8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Finland trip planner

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Jyvaskyla
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Viitasaari
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Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, don't miss a visit to Saynatsalo Town Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online trip maker.

Helsinki to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Jyvaskyla reach -2°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Viitasaari

— 3 nights
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Viitasaari: Saarijarvi (Pyha-Hakki National Park & Julmat Lammit) and Karstula (Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet & Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower). There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Sahis Aki resort and look for gifts at Nestori.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Viitasaari trip planning tool.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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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