12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip app.

Boston, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In July, Kimito Island is little chillier than Boston - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

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Poytya

Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poytya online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Poytya takes an hour. July in Poytya sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Poytya

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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Uusikaupunki

On the 28th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uusikaupunki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Poytya to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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Rosala

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse and then examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rosala vacation planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Rosala in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pernio trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. July in Pernio sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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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