16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Salo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip website .

Barcelona, Spain to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Kimito Island to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and then take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rosala trip planner .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Rosala in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

4
nights
Salo

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Salo: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House), Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Visavuori, make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salo trip maker .

Getting from Rosala to Salo by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Salo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Hameenlinna, Parola, Visavuori
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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