12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary maker

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

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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. On the next day, 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.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki planning website.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Oro and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island route builder app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head off the coast to Rosala, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rosala day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rosala, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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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