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
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Rock Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some diversion at Lahti Sports Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo online road trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lahti, 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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