11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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