10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head off the coast to Rosala, examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

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London, UK to Rosala is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rosala due to the time zone difference. In December, Rosala is slightly colder than London - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island route planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get your bearings at Turku City Library, tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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