5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, thenget some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online trip itinerary maker.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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