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
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

2
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.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porvoo journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Porvoo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Church of Hollola, Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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