9 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

3
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Bucharest - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santalahti Nature Trail, Bellevue Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Keuruu, and then go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Jyvaskyla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Church of Keuruu
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Church of Keuruu ©
Church of Keuruu
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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