8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Helsinki


Turku ©
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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and have fun at Adventure Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library


Uusikaupunki ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse and then go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki itinerary builder website .

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church