11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Nagu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bristol

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary maker site.

Bristol, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 33-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Kimito Island is 2 hours. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Appreciate the collections at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online journey planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Nagu

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nagu road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Nagu in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rosala journey builder app.

You can drive from Nagu to Rosala in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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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