11 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Lehman. You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aijanniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti & Sapokka Water Garden), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Paavolan Tammi, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing app.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, explore the fascinating underground world of Wolf Cave, and then get outside with Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa journey site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Wolf Cave ©
Wolf Cave
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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