10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porvoo
— 4 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salpa Line Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Let the collections at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo and Radio and TV Museum capture your imagination. Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Linden Esplanade, &more), Main Building of Military School (in Hamina) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Lahti City Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and walk around Runeberg Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo travel route builder app.

Detroit, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Porvoo to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Stromforsin Ruukki, Loviisan kirkko, Main Building of Military School
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Museum of Finland and Hakaniemi Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's still lots to do: visit Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fagervik Museum, Bellevue Beach
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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