38 days in Western Europe Itinerary

38 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Kemijarvi
— 2 nights
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Sodankyla
— 2 nights
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Tankavaara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilpisjarvi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Muonio
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 11 nights

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Sun), get outside with TravelHouse and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rukatunturi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanha Raatesalmi and then stroll through The Predator Center in Kuusamo. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app.

Kuusamo is very close to Rukatunturi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Kemijarvi

— 2 nights
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kemijarvi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kuusamo to Kemijarvi in 2 hours. July in Kemijarvi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Sodankyla

— 2 nights
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sodankyla travel planner.

You can drive from Kemijarvi to Sodankyla in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Tankavaara on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Tankavaara

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tankavaara online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sodankyla to Tankavaara takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tankavaara

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka planner.

Saariselka is just a short distance from Tankavaara. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Inari

— 3 nights
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 Juutua Nature Trail and Lake Inari. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip app.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Kilpisjarvi

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsahkal Falls and Halti. When in Kilpisjarvi, make a side trip to see Jarama WWII Fortification Camp in Karesuvanto, approximately Karesuvanto away.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi attractions planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kilpisjarvi in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Inari to Kilpisjarvi. In August in Kilpisjarvi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Muonio

— 3 nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Keimiotunturi Fell. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Sarkitunturi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Muonio planner.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Muonio takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Muonio sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Giewont Husky Adventures and Wingrens Dogsafaris. Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Powerun Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder.

Getting from Muonio to Levi by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Levi are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 11 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

Get in touch with nature at Syvasenvaara Fell and Photography Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Auttikongas and Kukkolankoski. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pello (Eeron Polku Trail & Ski Resort Ritavalkea) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). Explore Rovaniemi further: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 24: