6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  16​h
End: Cincinnati


2
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 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, view the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally stroll through Runeberg Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then experience rural life at Bosgard, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo route website .

Cincinnati, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, things will get a bit cooler in Porvoo: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Arctic Expedition (in Espoo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Arctic Expedition
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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