8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Rosala
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Newark

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hours
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rosala road trip website .

Newark, USA to Rosala is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rosala: highs are around 34°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Rosala

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

1
night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rosala to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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