13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Salo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island tour planning website .

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from London to Kimito Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kimito Island is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rosala trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kimito Island to Rosala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

2
nights
Salo

Salo ©
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Teijo national park. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Rosala to Salo in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Salo

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pernio
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Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 26th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Isokari Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katanpaa.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Salo to Uusikaupunki takes 2 hours. In December in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get in touch with nature at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip tool .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Church, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral