9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Inari Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Turku & Inari Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 3 nights

2
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 Katajanokka. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Nagu Church
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in August; daily highs in Inari reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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