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
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ljubljana

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Bonk Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Uusikaupunki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, things will get little chillier in Uusikaupunki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Get outdoors at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Rosala

— 1 night
On the 4th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rosala fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rosala takes 2.5 hours. August in Rosala sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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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