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
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

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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 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, look for gifts at Willatar, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Porvoo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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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 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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