8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Pietarsaari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naantali
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kimito Island, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rosala driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

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night
Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pietarsaari online day trip planner .

Getting from Rosala to Pietarsaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Pietarsaari, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki driving holiday planner.

Drive from Pietarsaari to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. September in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums Historic Sites
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Escape the urban bustle at The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archangel Michael's church and Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali day trip planning site .

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Naantali in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Naantali are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

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