8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Rosala

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rosala tour planning website.

Phoenix, USA to Rosala is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Rosala to be much colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. There's still lots to do: step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning app.

Drive from Rosala to Turku in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Salo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Salo trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Salo in an hour. July in Salo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salo

Breweries & Distilleries
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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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