6 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Lempaala Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Lempaala Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Lempaala Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lempaala
— 4 nights
End: Lempaala

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 7th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lempaala.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

4
nights
Lempaala

Lempaala ©
Lempäälä is a municipality in southwestern Finland with inhabitants. Change things up with these side-trips from Lempaala: Sastamala (St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa & The House of Mr. Clutterbuck), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Kangasala (Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), & more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Forssa Museum, get in on the family fun at Funpark, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lempaala road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Lempaala takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lempaala

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kangasala, Forssa, Sastamala, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Laukko Manor
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St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum

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