3 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Vaasa Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Vaasa Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Vaasa Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

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Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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