13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 10 nights
End: Helsinki

2
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 20th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Kaunissaari, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

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Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kaunissaari, Loviisa Maritime Museum, Hiidenkirnut
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park & Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, admire the striking features of Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Raseborg, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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