9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights

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 Design Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Helsinki is 2 hours. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive 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, thensteep yourself in history at Castle Hill, thendon'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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thenpause 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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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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