8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki visit site.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, walk around Runeberg Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porvoo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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