8 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Drive:  45 min
1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Helsinki

2
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 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, stroll around Runeberg Park, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, thenexamine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): have fun at Porvoo Swimming Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip planning app.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Loviisa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions tool.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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