11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Hamina Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Hamina Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Hamina Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: 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.
You've added Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Helsinki Cathedral, Heureka, and other attractions to your itinerary. Katajanokka and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church


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 15th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online route builder .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hamina.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town


Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Hamina Old Town and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium and stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hamina road trip site .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Hamina takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kotka, Sandcastle Lappeenranta
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Maretarium ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden