5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: London

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Step out of the city life by going to Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo online journey planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaunissaari
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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