8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Joutsa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Keuruu
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New York City


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day
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joutsa trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Joutsa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Joutsa, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Nature Parks
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla tour planner .

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and then have some family-friendly fun at Liikelataamo. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saarijarvi trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Keuruu

Keuruu ©
Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Keuruu travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Keuruu takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Keuruu can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Keuruu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
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Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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