10 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  20​h
1
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Salgrund Pilot Station and Stundars Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Hietasaaren uimaranta and Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. When in Vaasa, make a side trip to see Wolf Cave in Karijoki, approximately 1h 35 min away.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Vaasa is 7 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Wolf Cave, Stundars Museum, Salgrund Pilot Station
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Wolf Cave ©
Wolf Cave

5
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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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