9 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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9 days in Inari, Kuusamo & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort in Saariselka--about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari online holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Inari is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Inari. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January; daily highs in Inari reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Mon), hit the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo tour planner.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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