5 days in Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

5 days in Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

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5 days in Porvoo & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
bus:  1​h
1
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary maker tool .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, 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
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Rauma and Turku Castle. Step out of Turku with an excursion to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip app .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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