11 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Riga

7
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bellevue Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lehman and Aurinkolahti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the collection at Oodi Central Library, and hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Arboretum Mustila, Teijo National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wolf Cave, and then get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, Wolf Cave
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Wolf Cave ©
Wolf Cave
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Hietasaaren uimaranta

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