18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uusimaa trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toy Museum Suomenlinna Helsinki. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo), Porvoo (Castle Hill, Runeberg Park, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Kotka, Espoo, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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.
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 more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip maker tool.

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

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Linden Esplanade, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Arboretum Mustila
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

Similar Plans

22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM CANADA January, hidden gems Preferences: January Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM CHINA December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans