11 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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11 days in Porvoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Nottingham

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 Stromforsin ruukki. You'll explore and learn at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo and Nasin Kartanon Galleria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Beach Mansikkalahti). There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and look for gifts at Riimikko.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo journey builder website .

Nottingham, UK to Porvoo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Porvoo is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Side Trips

Kotka, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Stromforsin ruukki
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Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Ullanlinna. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku planning tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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