27 days in Porvoo, Oulu & Southwest Finland Itinerary

27 days in Porvoo, Oulu & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Porvoo

— 6 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Visiting Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Visit Söderskärin majakka and Castle Hill for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Kotka (Museum of Aviation, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). And it doesn't end there: hike along Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal, stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, and contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porvoo is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Porvoo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in August, plan for little chillier days in Porvoo, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some historical perspective at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Haukipudas Church. Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo and Oulu Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Oulu to go to Ahmas and see Rokuan Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, walk around Ainolan Puisto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uusikaupunki trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Oulu to Uusikaupunki with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Korpo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, and then make a trip to Korpo Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Korpo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Korpo takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Korpo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Korpo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Rosala, examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Rosala travel route planner.

You can drive from Korpo to Rosala in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, browse the exhibits of Fiskars Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Helsinki (Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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