6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Exeter

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally go for a walk through Saltkaret.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa visit planning tool .

Exeter, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. There's still lots to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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