18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Ahvenisto). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Hameenlinna, Vantaa, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Porvoo

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, thenadmire 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, thendon't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, thenlook 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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