8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Boston

5
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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to Sibelius Hall and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder .

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
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 31st (Tue): have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, then stop by Willatar, then take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs, and finally stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Porvoo route planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Fun & Games Parks Shopping
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Willatar ©
Willatar

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