9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Helsinki is 2 hours. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Söderskärin majakka. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Porvoo day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Church of Hollola, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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