9 days in Central Finland & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Central Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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Petajavesi
— 1 night
2
Inari
— 1 day
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, thenadmire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, thenexamine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Petajavesi trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Petajavesi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Petajavesi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Petajavesi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jyvaskyla, Himos Ski Resort, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Petajavesi to Inari with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Petajavesi in December, with highs in Inari at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

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
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Samiland, and then find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Levi Huskypark
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Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Samiland ©
Samiland
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thenget curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route maker tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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