11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
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.
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 The Esplanadi Park 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 lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Espoo, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
On the 16th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thentake 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 Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Sibelius Hall
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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