7 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Umea, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Umea in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Terranova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huutoniemen kirkko.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki Library, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Saltkaret, Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

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