6 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Ruotsinpyhtaa and see Stromforsin ruukki, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Stromforsin ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
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 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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