8 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 18th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Serlachius Museum Gosta and then hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Jyvaskyla hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Himos Ski Resort, Serlachius Museum Gosta, Petajavesi Old Church
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Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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