18 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

18 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

Before you visit Uusikaupunki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Uusikaupunki to be colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Turku

— 10 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Castle and Turku City Library. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 14:

Nagu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nagu Church and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island and then don't miss a visit to Korpo Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagu trip itinerary website.

Getting from Turku to Nagu by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Nagu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Rosala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Rosala, then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosala holiday planner.

Drive from Nagu to Rosala in 3.5 hours. August in Rosala sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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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