8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki Region tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

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Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Riverside Park, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, &more) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, and look for gifts at Riimikko.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Porvoo trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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