11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

4
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Sibelius Monument, Old Market Hall, and other attractions you added. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Arctic Expedition, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route builder .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

King's Road, Arctic Expedition
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Porvoo Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally stroll around Runeberg Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner .

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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