30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 4 nights
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Dragsfjard, Kimito Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights
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Korpo
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Rosala

— 4 nights
Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse and see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosala road trip planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Rosala is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In February, Rosala is colder than Manila - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Dragsfjard.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Dragsfjard, Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Dragsfjard side-trips: Archipelago National Park (in Kimito Island), Salo (Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Oro (in Kimito). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Teijo National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dragsfjard road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Dragsfjard takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Dragsfjard are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Dragsfjard

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Go for a jaunt from Uusikaupunki to Kustavi to see Katanpaa about 44 minutes away.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki tour planning tool.

Drive from Dragsfjard to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In February in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. You'll set off for Turku on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:

Korpo

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Korpo: Nagu (Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset & Nagu Church), Antikbutiken (in Lemland) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Korpo day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Korpo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Korpo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Korpo

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

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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