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 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, identify plant and animal life at Kaunissaari, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Porvoo online sightseeing planner .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Kaunissaari
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker tool .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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