20 days in Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
2
Posio
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 3 nights
4
Kilpisjarvi
— 2 nights
5
Muonio
— 3 nights
6
Kittila
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla 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 ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Pyhatunturi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Pyhatunturi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Posio road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Posio can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Juutua Nature Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Urho Kekkonen National Park (in Saariselka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Inari trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Posio to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park, Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Tsahkal Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Saana.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Kilpisjarvi by car takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pakasaivo and Keimiotunturi Fell. Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Change things up with these side-trips from Muonio: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Pyhakero). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

Plan trip to Muonio with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Enontekio
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Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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 28th (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kittila online itinerary planner.

Drive from Muonio to Kittila in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Seven Fells Up, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Rovaniemi Church. Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Arctic Emotions Oy. There's much more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kittila to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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