11 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Austin

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip tool.

Austin, USA to Inari is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in March, things will get colder in Inari: highs are around 29°F and lows about 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Okra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, have fun and explore at Talomuseo Glims, stop by Katajanokka, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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