11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Bring the kids along to Powerpark and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore Vaasa's surroundings by going to Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner.

Paris, France to Vaasa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder 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 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

Make your Pori itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naantali trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pori to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Naantali to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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