12 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Vaasa
— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

6
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Mustasaari, Seinajoki Library, Kuddnas Museum, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark

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