8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday builder website .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
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4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa), Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip maker .

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
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