11 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Porvoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki. In April, Helsinki is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rauma by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in Rauma, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Kotka Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Runeberg Home and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden) and Lahti (Lahti Ski Museum, Sibelius Hall, &more). And it doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo online tour planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Porvoo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Porvoo sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15: