7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: visit Katajanokka, stroll around Kaivopuisto, steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo, and stroll through Talvipuutarha.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Snappertunan kirkko, Hanko Water Tower
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Mielakka Ski Center. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, then examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Porvoo are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Kymi Church, Mielakka Ski Center, Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, Church of Hollola
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Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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