16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki road trip tool.

Orlando, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Uusikaupunki is 7 hours. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect Uusikaupunki to be much colder, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Turku

— 8 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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 25:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Rosala

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Rosala, see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rosala trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Rosala are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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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