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
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Sibelius Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Artisaani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and buy something for everyone on your list at Jumbo Shopping Center.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route builder site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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