15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Rosala

— 1 night
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip itinerary builder app.

Los Angeles, USA to Rosala is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Rosala. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Rosala to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip app.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku travel planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Nagu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church, and then make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar. On the next day, head off the coast to Jurmo Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Nagu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nagu can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki journey planning tool.

You can drive from Nagu to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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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