38 days in Helsinki Region & Inari Itinerary

38 days in Helsinki Region & Inari Itinerary

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38 days in Helsinki Region & Inari Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
2
Inari
— 13 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Loviisa
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Brussels

14
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 find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Jarvenpaa (Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo & Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip app .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Jarvenpaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 11:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

13
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, & more), Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). The adventure continues: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, head outdoors with Lake Inari, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in June; daily highs in Inari reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toLoviisa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Pyha-Nattanen Fell, Skolt Sami Heritage House, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 24:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

10
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Porvoo (Porvoo Swimming Pool, The Runeberg Home, & more), Siltakyla (Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), Valkmusa National Park, & more) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church Porvoo, and stop by Riimikko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Loviisa online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inari to Loviisa. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in June, with highs in Loviisa at 22°C and lows at 11°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Siltakyla, Hiidenkirnut
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 4:
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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