8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luosto travel planning site .

San Diego, USA to Luosto is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Luosto. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get much colder in Luosto: highs are around 37°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Luosto

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Inari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

1
night
Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Before you visit Kittila, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kittila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Ounasjoki - River for activities, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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