18 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

18 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rosala road trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Rosala is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rosala due to the time zone difference. In December, Rosala is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Salo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

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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 5th (Thu), revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Salo trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Salo takes 2.5 hours. December in Salo sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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Poytya

Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Poytya itinerary app.

Getting from Salo to Poytya by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Poytya

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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Uusikaupunki

On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Katanpaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki travel route planner.

You can drive from Poytya to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

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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.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

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Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 17:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

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Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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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