5 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rosala trip itinerary planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Rosala is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites
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Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Naantali's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). The adventure continues: trek along The Archipelago Trail, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, get your game on at Moomin World, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali attractions site.

Drive from Rosala to Naantali in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.