12 days in Porvoo, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Porvoo, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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 14th (Thu): go for a walk through Telegrafberget. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Porvoo is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Porvoo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pori holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Historic Sites
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

5
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.
You've now added Nuuksio National Park to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Sibelius Hall. You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Marimekko Oyj.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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