11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Uusikaupunki

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Uusikaupunki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Uusikaupunki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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

4
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archangel Michael's church and Ett Hem Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas Church (in Pargas). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, have fun at Adventure Park, ponder the design of Harmonia, and get interesting insight from Flowpark Turku.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

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Nagu

On the 7th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church. On the next day, make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, and then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagu online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Nagu takes 1.5 hours. September in Nagu sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

2
nights
Rosala

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rosala trip maker app.

Drive from Nagu to Rosala in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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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