18 days in Central Finland Itinerary

18 days in Central Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Karstula
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Karstula
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Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Karstula

Karstula is a municipality of Finland founded in 1867. When in Karstula, make a side trip to see Pyha-Hakki National Park in Saarijarvi, approximately Saarijarvi away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet, take some stellar pictures from Julmat Lammit, and take in panoramic vistas at Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karstula trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Karstula is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Karstula due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for colder days in Karstula, with highs around 29°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Karstula

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Korpilahti (Oravivuori Triangulation Tower & Hoyry Galleria), Jamsa (Vitikkala Manor & Himos Ski Resort) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, don't miss a visit to Saynatsalo Town Hall, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla.

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You can drive from Karstula to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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