5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  45​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, stroll through Runeberg Park, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planner .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Loviisa
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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.
Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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