10 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Umea

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa day trip planner .

Umea, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Yyteri Beach and Suolijarvi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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