8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour website.

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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