5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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