10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Porvoo

— 4 nights
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 Church of Hollola. Let the collections at Radio and TV Museum and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo 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 Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). 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 flight. You can also do a 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 · Trails

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market.

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Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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