5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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