13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights

9
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Arboretum Mustila. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Fagervik Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip app.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Raseborg, Valkmusa National Park, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, thensee the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online attractions planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Hollola, Lahti, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Loviisan kirkko
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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