5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lahti, Kotka
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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