9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Inari
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 27th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeerfarm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari route builder website .

Washington DC, USA to Inari is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Inari, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around 21°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and get your game on at Kid's Land.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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