5 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Oulu Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Oulu Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Porvoo & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, walk around Runeberg Park, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu route planner.

You can fly from Porvoo to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Porvoo in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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