13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Parainen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner .

New York City, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Kimito Island, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Kimito Island hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Parainen.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
Parainen

Parainen ©
Pargas is a municipality of Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, make a trip to ArtBank, and then don't miss a visit to Pargas Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Parainen route builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Parainen takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Parainen

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Nagu Church
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Pargas Church ©
Pargas Church
ArtBank ©
ArtBank
Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum ©

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rosala trip builder app .

Getting from Parainen to Rosala by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): 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.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip tool .

You can drive from Rosala to Uusikaupunki in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums Historic Sites
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Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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