16 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Vantaa & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Vantaa
— 2 nights
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Porvoo
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Hvittrask in Kirkkonummi (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vantaa road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Vantaa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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 do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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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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