12 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Vantaa
— 2 nights
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Turku Castle & Bike Rental - by Carfield). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Turku, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Nuuksio National Park and then get answers to all your questions at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre. On the next day, engage your brain at Heureka, thensee the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko, and finally stroll around Kuusijarvi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vantaa road trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Vantaa in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vantaa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Pyhan Laurin kirkko ©
Pyhan Laurin kirkko

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 9th (Wed): walk around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, thenrevel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kotka
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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