54 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

54 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Kimito Island
— 9 nights
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Turku
— 12 nights
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Pernio
— 10 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 11 nights
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Korpo
— 11 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Kimito Island

— 9 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Rosala (Rosala & Rosala Viking Centre). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island route maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kimito Island is an approximately 76-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Kimito Island. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Turku

— 12 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas (Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, Lenholm Conservation Area, &more), Salo (Muurla Design Marketing Oy & VMB Fishing) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pernio

— 10 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Uusikaupunki

— 11 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Uusikaupunki takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Korpo

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

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Korpo tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Korpo takes 3.5 hours. In November in Korpo, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · 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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