10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally stroll through Runeberg Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planner .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Stromforsin ruukki
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

7
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Raseborg Castle, Vantaa Art Museum, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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