6 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 day
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Sat), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari route builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Inari is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, things will get cooler in Inari: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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