8 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Vaasa & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Terranova, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa online tour itinerary planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Turku, Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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