33 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

33 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

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33 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 29 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

29
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 off the beaten path and head to Teijo national park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Rock Church and Stromforsin ruukki will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path, Gunnarstrand, & more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Espoo, Hanko, Raseborg, Porvoo
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Inari attractions planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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