8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26​h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Viitasaari
— 2 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Keuruu and University of Jyvaskyla. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan satama, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla day trip planning website .

Chicago, USA to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Jyvaskyla due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Jyvaskyla, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Church of Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

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Viitasaari

Viitasaari ©
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Nestori, then see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, and then perfect your strike at Liikelataamo. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Viitasaari tour planning 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Viitasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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