30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 6 nights
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Rosala

— 5 nights
Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, and step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rosala online journey planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Rosala is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In January, Rosala is colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Korpo.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Korpo

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Korpo: Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Korpo day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rosala to Korpo in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Korpo to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: ArtBank (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kimito Island

— 6 nights
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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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