7 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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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): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vaasa travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in Vaasa hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more 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. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 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 Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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