26 days in Helsinki, Jarvenpaa & Porvoo Itinerary

26 days in Helsinki, Jarvenpaa & Porvoo Itinerary

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26 days in Helsinki, Jarvenpaa & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 19 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Jarvenpaa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Helsinki

19
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Stora Herro Island, & more). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, King's Road, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Jarvenpaa

Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, examine the collection at Lotta Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), don't miss a visit to Tuusula Church, and then admire the striking features of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jarvenpaa trip site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa takes an hour. August in Jarvenpaa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tuusula
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Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip planner .

Getting from Jarvenpaa to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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