9 days in Central Finland Itinerary

9 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saarijarvi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Popular historic sites such as Petajavesi Old Church and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Finnish Air Force Museum and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Himos Ski Resort in Jamsa (about 44 minutes away). On the 23rd (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Laajis. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Auckland in April: high temperatures in Jyvaskyla hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and then have some family-friendly fun at Liikelataamo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Saarijarvi by car takes about an hour. April in Saarijarvi sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

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