10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Turku, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Turku. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Pernio

Pernio
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Sjalo church, then don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then relax in the rural setting at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pernio online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
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2
nights
Rosala

Rosala
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rosala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hanko
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2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oro and Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rosala to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)

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