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
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Nagu
— 1 night
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Rosala

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rosala journey maker site.

Vancouver, Canada to Rosala is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In October, Rosala is slightly colder than Vancouver - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Nagu

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sun), learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then don't miss a visit to Nagu Church.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip planning website.

You can drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki road trip tool.

Drive from Nagu to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uto and Teijo National Park. Let the collections at Ett Hem Museum and Kylamaki Village of Living History capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."