24 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

24 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Nagu
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
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Pernio
— 3 nights
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Nagu

— 4 nights
Visiting Jurmo Island and Lenholm Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bengtskar Lighthouse and Nagu Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagu: Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar, Korpo Church, &more) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip itinerary planning tool.

Helsinki to Nagu is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry & Pargas Church). There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Nagu to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Isokari Lighthouse and Uusikaupunki Old Church. When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Katanpaa in Kustavi, approximately Kustavi away.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki online trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Kimito Island.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Archipelago National Park and Oro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Soderlangvik Gard and Rosala Viking Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Rosala in Rosala (about 1h 20 min away).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Pernio

— 3 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pernio trip planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Pernio by car takes about an hour. July in Pernio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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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