45 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

45 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

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45 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 41 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

41
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.
Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Runeberg Park, & more), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 2nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Espoo, Raseborg, Vantaa
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Getting from Helsinki to Inari by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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