17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Rosala

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

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosala online itinerary builder.

Ahmedabad, India to Rosala is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with highs in Rosala at 1°C and lows at -4°C. You'll set off for Nagu on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Nagu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): head off the coast to Jurmo Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church, and then learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Borgbergin Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, and then make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nagu trip maker site.

Drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nagu are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Uusikaupunki takes 2.5 hours. December in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Church (in Pargas), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and admire the striking features of Brinkhall Manor.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning tool.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island road trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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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