18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Ahvenisto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally stroll around Runeberg Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, and finally go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Porvoo are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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