8 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Vaasa, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Prague


1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Vaasa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Vaasa. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Prague in June, with highs in Vaasa at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku tour planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) 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
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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