18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 14 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Toy Museum Suomenlinna Helsinki. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo), Porvoo (Castle Hill, Runeberg Park, &more) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You've now added Porvoo Old Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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