10 days in Lapland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto road trip site .

Newark, USA to Luosto is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, expect Luosto to be much colder, temps between 60°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the 3rd (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Kittila

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then deepen your understanding at Kid's Land. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kittila vacation maker .

Drive from Saariselka to Kittila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 7th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali travel route planning app .

Getting from Kittila to Naantali by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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