8 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Inari Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Ljubljana

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukio Church and The Aalto House. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Inari

— 2 nights
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 27th (Tue): get outside with Lake Inari and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites · Parks
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