7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
— 1 day
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Nashville



— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rosala vacation planner.

Nashville, USA to Rosala is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Rosala: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rosala to Turku in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:


— 1 night
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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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.