11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive

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Rosala

— 1 night
On the 11th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Rosala and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rosala planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Rosala is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Milan to Rosala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rosala: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku holiday app.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archipelago National Park and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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