7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Porvoo
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heureka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Porvoo

— 2 nights
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 12th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then hit the slopes at Kokonniemi, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then stroll through Arboretum Mustila, then take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Porvoo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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