7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Budapest

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 15th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip site .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Porvoo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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