15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Fly

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Rosala

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Rosala. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rosala journey maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rosala due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rosala, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

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Drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Katanpaa in Kustavi, approximately Kustavi away.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Uusikaupunki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 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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