8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 day
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Pietarsaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary site.

Brussels, Belgium to Kimito Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, plan for little chillier nights in Kimito Island, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Highlights from your trip

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Rosala

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosala online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Kimito Island to Rosala with the Route module. September in Rosala sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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Pietarsaari

On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pietarsaari trip maker site.

Getting from Rosala to Pietarsaari by car takes about 2.5 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

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki vacation website.

Drive from Pietarsaari to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Do some cultural sightseeing at Archangel Michael's church and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Archipelago Trail and Ett Hem Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, and stroll around Kupittaa Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Naantali takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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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