7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Siltakyla to see Valkmusa National Park about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
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 31st (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Motorcycle Museum of Finland
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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