24 days in Helsinki & Lisbon Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Helsinki, Finland — 12 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kirkkonummen kirkko (in Kirkkonummi), Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Turku (Turun Kauppahalli & Turku Castle). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

If you are flying in from Nepal, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 11 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Museu do Ar - Sintra, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Lisbon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Helsinki to Lisbon. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C.
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