13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pargas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. Traveling from New York City to Kimito Island, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Kimito Island to be much colder, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Turku

— 5 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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get advice or help at Turku City Library, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Pargas

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, then explore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, then don't miss a visit to ArtBank, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pargas Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pargas online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pargas takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pargas can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pargas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

Plan trip to Rosala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pargas to Rosala in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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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