11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
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Korpo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, then head off the coast to Kokar, then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, and finally don't miss a visit to Korpo Church. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church, and then head off the coast to Jurmo Island.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Korpo trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Korpo is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Berlin to Korpo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Automobile Museum, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Korpo to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes M/S Rudolfina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Temppeliaukio Church, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik gard.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

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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