7 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
bus:  45​min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, stroll through Runeberg Park, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porvoo planning site .

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

4
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.
Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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