7 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Charlotte

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Vaasa

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

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning tool .

Charlotte, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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