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
— 4 nights
Bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— Few hours
Bus:  45​min
End: Helsinki

4
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.
You've added Temppeliaukion Church, Fortress of Suomenlinna, Sibelius Park & Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kamppi Chapel are in your itinerary.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Helsinki custom trip planner.

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

few
hours
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 11th (Thu): stroll through Runeberg Park, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then look for gifts at Willatar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porvoo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Porvoo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Willatar ©
Willatar

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