11 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Linden Esplanade and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Head to Riimikko and Nasin Kartanon Galleriafor some retail therapy. Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Beach Mansikkalahti) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo holiday planner.

Nottingham, UK to Porvoo is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

4
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, look for gifts at Artisaani, and stop by Ullanlinna.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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