34 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

34 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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34 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Korpo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Rosala
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Salo
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planning site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kimito Island is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kimito Island: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

9
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archangel Michael's church and Louhisaari Manor. You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Parainen (ArtBank & Pargas Church) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Uto, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, have fun at Flowpark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku planning site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Parainen, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Uto ©
Uto

5
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Get some cultural insight at Automobile Museum and Bonk Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uusikaupunki Old Church and Isokari Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Korpo on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

4
nights
Korpo

Korpo ©
Get some cultural insight at Nagu Church and Korpo Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Jurmo Island and Kokar. Change things up with a short trip to Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset in Nagu (about 34 minutes away).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Korpo online trip builder .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Korpo in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Rosala on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Korpo

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Nagu, Kokar
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church

5
nights
Rosala

Rosala ©
Get some cultural insight at Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rosala itinerary maker site .

Drive from Korpo to Rosala in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Salo on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Rosala

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

5
nights
Salo

Salo ©
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Get a sense of the local culture at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo national park and The Finnish Museum of Agriculture. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salo tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rosala to Salo takes 2.5 hours. In August in Salo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Salo

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Loimaa
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Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto ©
Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto
Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy

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