15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route planner

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Drive to L.F. Wade International International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to L.F. Wade International International Airport, Drive to Sandys Parish

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Rosala

— 1 night
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Rosala, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rosala trip site.

Sandys Parish, Bermuda to Rosala is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sandys Parish in November, with highs in Rosala at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island visit planner.

Getting from Rosala to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to ArtBank in Pargas, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 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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