15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Rajkot

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

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Rajkot, India to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Rajkot in January: high temperatures in Uusikaupunki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku

— 7 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: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, head outdoors with Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

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Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head off the coast to Rosala, then examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Rosala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Rosala are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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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