7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Porvoo
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You've now added Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to The Runeberg Home (in Porvoo) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Beach Mansikkalahti, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Söderskärin majakka has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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St. John's Church
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