22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation planner

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Drive
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Korpo
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Kimito Island

Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island vacation planner.

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 32-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, Kimito Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

8
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. On your second day here, go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki online road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pernio journey planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Pernio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

1
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Rosala

On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rosala trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Korpo

Change things up with these side-trips from Korpo: Nagu (Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset & Nagu Church) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

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Getting from Rosala to Korpo by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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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