15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Rosala
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights
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Rosala

— 1 night
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rosala online travel planner.

Helsinki to Rosala is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rosala to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Katanpaa and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Uusikaupunki takes 2 hours. In June in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 15:

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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