7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Mariehamn Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Mariehamn Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Mariehamn Itinerary

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.
On the 9th (Fri), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Venice, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, Helsinki is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catcht the 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), make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then walk around Runeberg Park, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo online trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough 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 Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
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, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll through Kobba Klintar, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday planner .

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. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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