7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Kaunissaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo online travel planner .

Newark, USA to Porvoo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Porvoo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Porvoo reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, St Michael Church, Kaunissaari, Hiidenkirnut
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Teijo national park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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