12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: San Diego

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Arktikum. Explore hidden gems such as Korouoma Canyon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online journey maker .

San Diego, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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 31st (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and admire all the interesting features of Tuula's Reindeer.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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