10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Somero
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vienna

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

Plan my day in Kimito Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Vienna, Austria to Kimito Island is an approximately 24-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vienna in June: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of EKTA museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, then stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Fagervik Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio visit planning site.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Pernio in 2.5 hours. In June in Pernio, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Somero.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Somero

— 2 nights
Somero is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Western Finland and part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Forssa Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at Forssa Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tammelan kirkko, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torronsuo National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jokioinen Museum Railway.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Somero day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Somero takes an hour. June in Somero sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Somero

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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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