11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Rosala, then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Rosala is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rosala is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Rosala at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Turku takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

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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