9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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

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day
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rosala online trip itinerary maker .

Durban, South Africa to Rosala is an approximately 24-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in October; daily highs in Rosala reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for 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
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nagu trip planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. October in Nagu sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums Historic Sites
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night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nagu to Uusikaupunki takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Visit Archangel Michael's church and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Louhisaari Manor and Turku Biological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Naantali to see Vaski Adventure Island about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 1st (Thu), take a tour by water with Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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