9 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rosala
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Rosala

Rosala ©
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rosala day trip website .

Newark, USA to Rosala is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rosala. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in May; daily highs in Rosala reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rosala to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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 (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Turku trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki day trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums Historic Sites
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Automobile Museum ©
Automobile Museum
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip planner .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. In May in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petajavesi Old Church, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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