9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durban
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Rosala
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Nagu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Durban

1
day
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip planning site.

Durban, South Africa to Rosala is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Durban in October: high temperatures in Rosala hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

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

1
night
Nagu

Nagu ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagu trip website.

Drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nagu are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

1
night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki journey planner.

Getting from Nagu to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louhisaari Manor and Martinkirkko. You'll explore and learn at Kylamaki Village of Living History and Ett Hem Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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