7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: London

3
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 27th (Fri): stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Porvoo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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