8 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Lappeenranta Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fortress of Suomenlinna as well as One Day in Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a memorable excursion with One Day in Helsinki and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helsinki, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Jyvaskyla on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
One Day in Helsinki ©
One Day in Helsinki

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jyvaskyla, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pyha-Hakki National Park, Church of Keuruu
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Lappeenranta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Beaches Trails

Side Trip

Lammassaari Island
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo ©
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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