11 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Helsinki

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaunissaari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo online trip builder .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kaunissaari, Loviisa Maritime Museum, Hiidenkirnut, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo national park, Fagervik Museum, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria