6 days in Porvoo, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Porvoo, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Porvoo, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  16​h
Porvoo
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  3​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
Washington DC

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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 11th (Wed): go for a walk through Telegrafberget and then hit the slopes at Kokonniemi.

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Washington DC, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Porvoo. In July, Porvoo is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Telegrafberget ©
Telegrafberget

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally stroll through Lilla holmen.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Porvoo to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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