15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Fly

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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Rosala. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse and then examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rosala travel route planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Rosala is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Vilnius, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rosala, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

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

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi (about 44 minutes away).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Uusikaupunki in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Turku Castle and Bike Rental - by Carfield. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:

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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