11 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights

2
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 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, then steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and finally steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porvoo road trip tool.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Loviisa, Stromforsin Ruukki
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

8
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Mannerheim Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Raseborg Castle in Raseborg, approximately Raseborg away. Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and stop by Marimekko Oyj.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Raseborg Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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