24 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

24 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 7 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Nagu
— 4 nights
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Rosala
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Pernio
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step out of the city life by going to Uto and Kurjenrahka National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry & Pargas Church). Next up on the itinerary: pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Isokari Lighthouse and Bonk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki trip maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nagu

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Nagu Church and Korpo Church. Take a break from the city and head to Lenholm Conservation Area and Jurmo Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar & Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Nagu in 2.5 hours. July in Nagu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rosala

— 3 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip website.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Rosala takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Pernio

— 3 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Pernio online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Pernio takes an hour. July in Pernio sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for 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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