12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
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Naantali
— 6 nights
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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Explore Kimito Island's surroundings by going to Salo (Muurla Design Marketing Oy & VMB Fishing) and Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Rosala). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island online vacation planner.

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Uusikaupunki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kimito Island to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Naantali

— 6 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naantali online day trip planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Naantali in 1.5 hours. June in Naantali sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

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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