10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Rosala
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Rosala

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rosala trip planner.

Jyvaskyla to Rosala is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then stroll through Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online itinerary planner.

Drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and ArtBank (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku holiday planning app.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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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