8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Joutsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saarijarvi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
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. Visiting Paijatsalo Trail and Leivonmaki National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Padasjoen Tuomastornit and Pirtin perinnepuisto. Take a break from Joutsa with a short trip to Päijänteen kansallispuisto in Padasjoki, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Art Center Haihatus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Joutsa trip tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Joutsa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Joutsa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Padasjoki, Paijatsalo Trail, Pirtin perinnepuisto
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Jyvaskyla takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Shopping
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Punnitse & Saasta ©
Punnitse & Saasta
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

3
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saarijarvi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Saarijarvi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo

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