7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, thenwalk around Sapokka Water Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo route planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Porvoo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. 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
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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