7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Mariehamn Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Mariehamn Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Venice
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Venice

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then stroll around Runeberg Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Porvoo online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

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nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sund, Getabergen, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

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