6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagu
— 1 night
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Adventure Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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nights
Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

Start your trip to Kimito Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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night
Rosala

On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rosala day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kimito Island to Rosala with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

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Nagu

On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Nagu Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. In June in Nagu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites
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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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