8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Fri), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker website .

Newark, USA to Akaslompolo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Akaslompolo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, admire the striking features of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Senate Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki journey builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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