7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Salo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Frankfurt

4
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. Visit Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koylio Church and The Church of the Holy Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Raseborg (Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Raseborg Castle, & more) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

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

Frankfurt, Germany to Salo is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Frankfurt to Salo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in July, with highs in Salo at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Raseborg, Koylio, Hame Castle, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku holiday planning site .

Drive from Salo to Turku in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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