4 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Bus:  45 min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

2
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 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, look for gifts at Willatar, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokonniemi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

1
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 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Katajanokka, then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and finally explore the activities along Ruoholahti Canal. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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