8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti (about 1h 15 min away). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Boston to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus 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.
On the 31st (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Porvoo Swimming Pool, look for gifts at Willatar, and then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Fun & Games Shopping
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Willatar ©
Willatar

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