8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route maker

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

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Rosala

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosala road trip website.

Kalamazoo, USA to Rosala is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Rosala. Traveling from Kalamazoo in September, expect Rosala to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, walk around Kupittaa Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site.

You can drive from Rosala to Turku in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki vacation maker app.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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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