5 days in Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get great views at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari travel app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°F in Inari. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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