10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Memphis

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellevue Beach and Ullanlinna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Raseborg (Fagervik Church & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Memphis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Memphis to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Memphis in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Bellevue Beach, Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Fagervik Museum, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
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 15th (Fri): stop by Riimikko, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online travel planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Porvoo are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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