26 days in Helsinki, Jarvenpaa & Porvoo Itinerary

26 days in Helsinki, Jarvenpaa & Porvoo Itinerary

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Kaitalampi, &more) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from China, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Teijo National Park, King's Road, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, see the interesting displays at Lotta Museum, then explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tuusula Church, and then admire the striking features of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jarvenpaa trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Jarvenpaa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tuusula
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Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius ©
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.
Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jarvenpaa to Porvoo takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for 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
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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