8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26 h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Viitasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at University of Jyvaskyla and Tourujoen Luontopolku. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla tour planner.

Chicago, USA to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 28- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Jyvaskyla is 8 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Jyvaskyla hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

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Viitasaari

Viitasaari ©
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. On the 11th (Thu), stop by Nestori, then examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Liikelataamo. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Viitasaari trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. In October in Viitasaari, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Saarijarvi, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo