11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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.
Ekenas Archipelago National Park has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Espoo Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get in on the family fun at Adventure Park Zippy, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and head off the coast to Stora Herro Island.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 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 Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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