11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Kaitalampi, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get interesting insight from Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Cathedral of Porvoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip planning app.

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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