6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
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 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, then stop by Riimikko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Porvoo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

1
night
Turku

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 22nd (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip app .

Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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