10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Korpo
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Korpo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Korpo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): head off the coast to Jurmo Island and then don't miss a visit to Nagu Church.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Korpo trip itinerary planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Korpo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Korpo, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Korpo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

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

Traveling by car from Korpo to Kimito Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kylamaki Village of Living History and Ett Hem Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas Church (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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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