20 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

20 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive

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Rosala

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Rosala, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosala holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rosala is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in January, with highs in Rosala at -3°C and lows at -9°C. You'll set off for Korpo on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Korpo

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, then don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, and then don't miss a visit to Korpo Church. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Korpo vacation planner.

Getting from Rosala to Korpo by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Take a break from Uusikaupunki with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi, about 44 minutes away.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki day trip app.

Getting from Korpo to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will leave for Turku on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 4:

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker website.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

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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