9 days in Koli National Park & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

9 days in Koli National Park & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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9 days in Koli National Park & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, & more).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Koli National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, New Valamo Monastery, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©


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 Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gosta & Serlachius Museum Gustaf), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, go for a walk through Tourujoen luontopolku, and stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort