11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Kuusamo to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. August in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Turku

— 6 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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To plan Turku vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Rosala, examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rosala trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Rosala by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo and then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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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