23 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

23 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Parainen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Parainen

Parainen ©
Pargas is a municipality of Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nagu Church and Pargas Church. Step out of the city life by going to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry and Jurmo Island. Go for a jaunt from Parainen to Nagu to see Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, make a trip to ArtBank, and examine the collection at Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Parainen driving holiday website .

Detroit, USA to Parainen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, Parainen is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Parainen

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagu, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Jurmo Island
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Pargas Church ©
Pargas Church
Kuusisto Bishop's Castle ©
Kuusisto Bishop's Castle

2
nights
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rosala itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Parainen to Rosala in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toSalo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre

3
nights
Salo

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto and The Finnish Museum of Agriculture. Explore hidden gems such as Teijo national park and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Take a break from Salo with a short trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy in Pernio, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salo trip builder app .

Drive from Rosala to Salo in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Salo are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pernio, The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture ©
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

3
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uusikaupunki Old Church and Isokari Lighthouse. Automobile Museum and Bonk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Uusikaupunki to Kustavi to see Katanpaa about 1h 10 min away.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip builder .

Getting from Salo to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

8
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, step off the mainland to explore Uto, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip builder .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Korpo Church, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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