5 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker.

Nottingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nottingham in September since evenings lows in Helsinki dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, thenget great views at Saltkaret, and then identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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