10 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Teijo national park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Runeberg Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fagerö Kaunissaari. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko and then browse the different shops at Shopping Center Veturi.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo vacation planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Shopping Center Veturi, Loviisan kirkko, Fagerö Kaunissaari, Church of Hollola
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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