6 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
days
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo attractions planner .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Stromforsin ruukki
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

4
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Boss Shop. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and look for gifts at Marimekko.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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