16 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
End: Helsinki

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kirkkonummi to see Hvittrask about 34 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Hvittrask
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Laurin kirkko, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, and finally get curious at Heureka. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kuusijarvi and then see the interesting displays at Vantaa City Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vantaa road trip planner.

Vantaa is just a short distance from Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius ©
Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Söderskärin majakka has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip maker site.

You can drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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