10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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

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Rosala

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rosala road trip tool.

Milan, Italy to Rosala is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Rosala to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Rosala to Turku in 2.5 hours. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island sightseeing app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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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