8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip builder .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
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 24th (Fri), make a trip to Porvoo Old Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Porvoo visit planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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