Route & dates
Start: Porto Alegre
Fly: 21 h
Helsinki— 4 nights
Train: 2 h 45 min
Imatra— 1 night
Drive: 4 h 15 min
Tampere— 3 nights
Fly + Foot + Bus: 4 h 45 min
Levi— 3 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Bus + Fly: 25 h
End: Porto Alegre
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Daughter of the Baltic
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.Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Inkoo and see Inkoon kirkko, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.
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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 5 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Porto Alegre - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Imatra.
Things to do in Helsinki
Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra visit planner.
Take a train from Helsinki to Imatra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Imatra is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -7°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.
Things to do in Imatra
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Ronga. You'll get in some beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.
Getting from Imatra to Tampere by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.
Things to do in Tampere
Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.
To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.
Getting from Tampere to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.
Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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