9 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Vaasa, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Umea


2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Stromso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip website .

Umea, Sweden to Vaasa is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Umea to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Old Market Hall. Get in touch with nature at Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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