8 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Vaxjo
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
Vaxjo

3
days
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get some historical perspective at Stromforsin ruukki and The Runeberg Home. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arboretum Mustila and Hevoshaan Arboretum. Venture out of the city with trips to Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo and make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Vaxjo, Sweden to Porvoo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vaxjo to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hevoshaan Arboretum, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then examine the collection at Design Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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