10 days in Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Change things up with a short trip to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari online road trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Inari is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Inari due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Inari at 21°F and lows at 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and finally have fun at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Tours, #Trails
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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