9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route website .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, walk around Fredrika Runebergs Park, walk around Runeberg Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip app .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to drive. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Enjoy Helsinki some more: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, don't miss a visit to Havis Amanda, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online journey maker .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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