15 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
End: Helsinki

11
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: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku (Turku Castle, Bike Rental - by Carfield, &more). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku, Visavuori, Nuuksio National Park, Ahvenisto, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo travel route planning website.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Porvoo are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kotka
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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