6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Umea

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip app .

Umea, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Umea to Vaasa is 1 hour. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Saltkaret, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, walk around Observatory Hill Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday app .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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