11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip 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
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Fort Lauderdale

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

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

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, expect Uusikaupunki to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

Rosala

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rosala trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Rosala in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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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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