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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Ahvenisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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