11 days in Porvoo, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Porvoo, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Porvoo, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  9​h
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo tour itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Porvoo is an approximately 9-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Porvoo: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Attractions like Rauhaniemi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker site .

Getting from Porvoo to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paijatsalo Trail, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail

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.
Visit Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planning site .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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