9 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Porvoo
Drive:  45​min
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
— 7 nights
End: Porvoo


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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Porvoo to Helsinki is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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


Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porvoo: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Tykkimaki Amusement Park) and Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Maretarium, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lahti, Kotka, Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town