11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Riimikko. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Nasin Kartanon Galleria). Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 16th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18: