8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Porvoo Itinerary

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Teijo national park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tee off at Tapiola Golf.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Linden Esplanade, Teijo national park, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
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 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Sibelius Hall, Hamina Old Town, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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