12 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get outside with Lake Inari and then examine the collection at Siida. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari tour planning website .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Inari reach 37°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Lehman & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Espoo, Valkmusa National Park, Porvoo Old Town, King's Road
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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