15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Rosala

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

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London, UK to Rosala is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Nagu on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Nagu

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, then make a trip to Korpo Church, and then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lenholm Conservation Area, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then make a trip to Nagu Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nagu online trip maker.

Drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. July in Nagu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas (Pargas Church & Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Turku takes 1.5 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums

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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