13 days in Helsinki, Inari & Porvoo Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Inari & Porvoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 5 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then visit Katajanokka, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, head outdoors with Lake Inari, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in March: high temperatures in Inari hover around -1°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Temppeliaukio Church and Okra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. See even more of Helsinki: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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