6 days in Porvoo, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Porvoo, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Porvoo, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

Before you visit Porvoo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Rome, Italy to Porvoo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Porvoo is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in April, plan for cooler days in Porvoo, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Stromforsin ruukki
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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