17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Marquette
Fly:  25​h
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pietarsaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Naantali
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
Marquette

2
days
Rosala

Rosala
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala visit planner.

Marquette, USA to Rosala is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marquette to Rosala is 7 hours. While traveling from Marquette, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rosala, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Hanko
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2
days
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio road trip website .

Drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. September in Pernio sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Pernio

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

2
days
Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, then examine the collection at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, then pause for some photo ops at Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto, and finally stroll the grounds of Koylio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Pietarsaari trip app .

Getting from Pernio to Pietarsaari by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Pietarsaari sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Loimaa, Koylio Church, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Finnish Museum of Agriculture ©
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo

2
days
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 7th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Isokari Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and finally examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Pietarsaari to Uusikaupunki takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

6
days
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Archangel Michael's church and Louhisaari Manor. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. When in Naantali, make a side trip to see Pargas Church in Parainen, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip planner .

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Naantali in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Naantali are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku, Pargas Church, Louhisaari Manor
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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