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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You've now added Orthodox Church Porvoo to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Orthodox Church Porvoo, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Porvoo day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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