13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
End: Helsinki

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Lehman. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin ruukki for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail), Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) 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. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hanko, Raseborg, Teijo National Park, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 16:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School, then admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Pioni Ja Piironki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Porvoo travel route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hollola, Hamina, Lahti, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Loviisan kirkko
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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