5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary app .

Milan, Italy to Saariselka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Saariselka is 1 hour. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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