8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rosala

On the 5th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosala visit planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rosala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rosala when traveling from Amsterdam in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online trip builder.

Drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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