6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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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 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Inari

— 3 nights
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 31st (Fri): get great views at Otsamo Fell and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around 21°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."