8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Rosala

On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rosala road trip planning site.

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in June since evenings lows in Rosala dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Teijo National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio vacation planning tool.

Drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naantali Old Town and Turku Castle. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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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