12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Weston

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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: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online sightseeing planner.

Weston, USA to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Weston in June: high temperatures in Turku hover around 64°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 16:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard, then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then stroll through Oro.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Rosala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rosala trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Rosala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

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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