5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Pyhatunturi

On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Pyhatunturi is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach 51°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 7th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla tour planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Salla in 2 hours. In May in Salla, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Salla to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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