18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Helsinki

14
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.
Suomenlinna Toy Museum has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Kansallisgalleria. Let the collections at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Runeberg Park, & more), Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Kotka, Espoo, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Porvoo Old Town has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Hiidenkirnut, Linden Esplanade, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

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