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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

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. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and then don't miss a visit 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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo route planner.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, walk around Sibelius Monument, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to 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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