15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— Few hours
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

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Rosala

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rosala online visit planner.

Springfield, USA to Rosala is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Springfield to Rosala. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Springfield in August, with highs in Rosala at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

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Nagu

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area, then make a trip to Nagu Church, and then learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Jurmo Island, don't miss a visit to Korpo Church, and then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nagu online trip maker.

Getting from Rosala to Nagu by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Nagu sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 11th (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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Uusikaupunki takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online day trip planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

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Kimito Island

On the 19th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island day trip planning app.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · 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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