7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Lappeenranta Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Porvoo

— 1 day
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 (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta tour site.

Drive from Porvoo to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29: