13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 9 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Tulliniemi Nature Path. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Fagervik Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Lehman, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Porvoo

— 3 nights
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 the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then appreciate 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 the local shopping with Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then see 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 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°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 · Nightlife

Side Trips

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