8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights

3
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Porvoo Old Town and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, and then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porvoo road trip planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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