11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Visiting Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Porvoo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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