13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 10 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 20th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Kaunissaari, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

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Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, admire the striking features of Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Raseborg, Fagervik Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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