9 days in Inari, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Inari, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Inari, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  32​h
1
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): do sightseeing your way with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Inari is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Inari. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, experience rural life at Tahko Farmi, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, then explore the stunning scenery at Orinoro Gorge, and finally make a trip to Leppavirta Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio journey builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Kuopio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Tahko Farmi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
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Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo Old Town
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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