11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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 23rd (Fri): walk around Runeberg Park, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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