7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 day
Drive
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Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

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Rosala

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then get your game on at Moomin World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rosala planning app.

Louisville, USA to Rosala is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Rosala is 7 hours. Traveling from Louisville in September, expect nights in Rosala to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Rosala

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Step out of the city life by going to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Attractions like Kylamaki Village of Living History and Ett Hem Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Naantali with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naantali trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Rosala to Naantali by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

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Uusikaupunki

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki visit planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Uusikaupunki in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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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