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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and finally don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online journey planner .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Söderskärin majakka ©
Söderskärin majakka

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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