10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

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Paris, France to Vaasa is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Vaasa reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tikanoja Art Museum ©
Tikanoja Art Museum

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Head to Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumofor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Tampere (Sarkanniemi Theme Park & Riihiniemen Uimaranta).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pori travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Okra. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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