7 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, then head outdoors with Lake Inari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip site .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in July; daily highs in Inari reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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