6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Porvoo Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Porvoo Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  30 h
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Sao Paulo


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 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Katajanokka ©


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turku Kauppahalli.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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Turun Kauppahalli


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 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally look for gifts at Willatar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porvoo vacation planner.

Getting from Turku to Porvoo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House