17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

17 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Karstula
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Cape Town

5
nights
Karstula

Karstula ©
Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. Explore Karstula's surroundings by going to Viitasaari (Nestori & Sahis Aki resort), Saarijarvi (Liikelataamo & Pyha-Hakki National Park) and Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut (in Lappajarvi). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and take in the pleasant sights at Julmat Lammit.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Karstula road trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Karstula is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Karstula reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Karstula

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarijarvi, Viitasaari, Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo

9
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Kuopio (Vainolanniemi, Valkeisenlampi, &more) and Mikkeli (Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, and don't miss a visit to Saynatsalo Town Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla day trip app.

You can drive from Karstula to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mikkeli, Varkaus, Jamsa, Mantta-Vilppula
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Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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