10 days in Helsinki, Tuusula & Porvoo Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Tuusula & Porvoo Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Tuusula & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Tuusula
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porvoo
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tuusula.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Tuusula Church, explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then admire the landmark architecture of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jarvenpaan moskeija.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tuusula day trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tuusula by car takes about an hour. In August in Tuusula, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Tuusula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Jarvenpaa
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Tuusula Church ©
Tuusula Church
Jarvenpaan moskeija ©
Jarvenpaan moskeija

4
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Cathedral of Porvoo and The Runeberg Home will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Hamina Old Town (in Hamina) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Sapokka Water Garden). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, walk around Fredrika Runebergs Park, and examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

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Traveling by car from Tuusula to Porvoo takes an hour. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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