8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head off the coast to Rosala, see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rosala online travel route planner.

Milan, Italy to Rosala is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Rosala is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Rosala hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Helsinki (Helsinki Cathedral & Temppeliaukio Church). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku online trip maker.

You can drive from Rosala to Turku in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki itinerary builder site.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums
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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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