15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
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Nagu
— 1 night
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Salo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planning site.

Bari, Italy to Kimito Island is an approximately 37.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Bari to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bari in July: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Naantali Church are in your itinerary. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko.

To plan Turku vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Nagu

— 1 night
On the 6th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nagu day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Nagu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rosala trip builder app.

Getting from Nagu to Rosala by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Salo

— 3 nights
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rosala to Salo in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Salo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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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