11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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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 Akvaariolinna make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

If you are flying in from Croatia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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): stroll around Runeberg Park, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride 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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