14 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

14 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Rosala
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Poytya
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rosala trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rosala is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Rosala reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Rosala

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

2
nights
Korpo

Korpo ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, head off the coast to Jurmo Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church, and finally make a trip to Korpo Church. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, head off the coast to Kokar, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Borgbergin Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Korpo tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Korpo takes 4 hours. December in Korpo sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Korpo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagu, Kokar, Borgbergin Observation Tower
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

1
night
Poytya

Poytya ©
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Poytya online trip maker.

Drive from Korpo to Poytya in 3 hours. December in Poytya sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Poytya

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Poytya to Turku in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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