8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Vaasa Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

5
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Turku (Turku Cathedral & Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Porvoo, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaasa journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©

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