15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Turku
— 8 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Salo
— 2 nights
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Uusikaupunki

On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

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Tampere to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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

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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 City Library and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visiting Vepsa Island and Flowpark Turku will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry & Pargas Church). There's lots more to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

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

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Kimito Island sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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Rosala

On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rosala online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Rosala. In January, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

2
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Salo

Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. On the 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): 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.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salo tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Rosala to Salo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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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