7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Raseborg Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Church of the Holy Cross and Koylion Kirkkokari. Get out of town with these interesting Salo side-trips: Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koylio Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salo trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Salo is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Frankfurt to Salo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder 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) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Raseborg, Koylio, Snappertunan kirkko, Rapola Ridge
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Salo to Turku in an hour. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral