5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Bus:  45 min
1
Porvoo
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, stop by Willatar, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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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.
Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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