2 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

2 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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2 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Paris

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Helsinki, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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