21 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Action Park, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Inari is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in April: highs in Inari hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

12
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & The Devil's Stairs), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Linden Esplanade, & more). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo national park. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, cool off at Ahvenisto Activity Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Kouvola, Vantaa, Fagervik Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

Similar Plans

30 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Hanko & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Helsinki SEE PLAN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans