8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Joutsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and then make a trip to Hoyry Galleria. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Joutsa online holiday maker.

Los Angeles, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Joutsa. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Joutsa: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Korpilahti
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, then go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Fun & Games
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Jyvaskylan Harbour ©
Jyvaskylan Harbour
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla
Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, then admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, and finally get your game on at Liikelataamo. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi road trip tool.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, Petajavesi Old Church
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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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