15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, 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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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Rosala, then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rosala tour itinerary planner.

Brize Norton, UK to Rosala is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brize Norton to Rosala due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rosala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pernio day trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Pernio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 7 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 the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Turku in 1.5 hours. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki trip app.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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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