7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 25th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then admire the masterpieces at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kokkola trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Kokkola in 1.5 hours. September in Kokkola sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kokkola

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi road trip site .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Pyhatunturi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Luosto
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
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