8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Joutsa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Keuruu
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Indianapolis

1
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Leivonmaki National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joutsa road trip planning tool .

Indianapolis, USA to Joutsa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Joutsa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Joutsa: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oravivuori Triangulation Tower and Petajavesi Old Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at University of Jyvaskyla and Jyvaskylan satama. When in Jyvaskyla, make a side trip to see Himos Ski Resort in Jamsa, approximately 44 minutes away. On the 13th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

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

You can drive from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Petajavesi Old Church, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort

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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saarijarvi online trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Saarijarvi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Keuruu.

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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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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. To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Keuruu trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Keuruu in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Keuruu are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites
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Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

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