8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki online trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Uusikaupunki is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in November: high temperatures in Uusikaupunki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online holiday planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard, make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

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Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rosala trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rosala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Rosala are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

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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