18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Porvoo
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Helsinki

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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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Ahvenisto) and Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, 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 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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, 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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The Runeberg Home
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Porvoo Old Town
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