6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Porvoo, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, then look for gifts at Riimikko, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Porvoo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Porvoo: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary maker .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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