6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Söderskärin majakka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Porvoo and Loviisan kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Kotka (Kotka Church, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Porvoo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kotka, Loviisan kirkko
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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