11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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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
— 6 nights
Fly

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Rosala

— 1 night
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rosala online attractions planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Rosala. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Frankfurt in June: high temperatures in Rosala hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

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

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

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 galleries of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

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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