7 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Porvoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Porvoo Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Galleria Lapinlahti. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Arctic Expedition, then take an in-depth tour of Hvittrask, and then play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo online trip itinerary builder .

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Tours Nature

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Kirkkonummi
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Hirsala Golf ©
Hirsala Golf

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. On the next day, look for gifts at Riimikko, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Espoo to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Hiidenkirnut
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Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home