8 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip planning website .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

6
days
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey tool .

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

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Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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