11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

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Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey maker.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rosala

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Rosala, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Rosala in 3.5 hours. In November in Rosala, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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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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