9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Porvoo
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Kaitalampi (in Espoo). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, examine the collection at Design Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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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 see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Porvoo day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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

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Historic Walking Area
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
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Historic Site
Stromforsin Ruukki
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