7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Moscow

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island travel route website.

Moscow, Russia to Kimito Island is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kimito Island, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Uto and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's still lots to do: hike along The Archipelago Trail, have fun at Adventure Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki road trip planning site.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosala online route planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Rosala in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rosala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · 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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