13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Paris

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Paris in May, with lows around 7°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
On the 13th (Mon), stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, thentake a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo vacation planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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