14 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

14 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Drive to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pargas
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houtskar Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Drive to Cajarc

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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 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and then take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Brinkhall Manor, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour app.

Cajarc, France to Turku is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cajarc to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cajarc in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pargas.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Pargas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle and then stroll through Lenholm Conservation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pargas online trip maker.

Drive from Turku to Pargas in an hour. September in Pargas sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Pargas

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
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Nagu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nagu sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Pargas to Nagu takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Nagu can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will leave for Korpo on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Korpo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head off the coast to Jurmo Island. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Korpo road trip planning website.

Drive from Nagu to Korpo in an hour. In September in Korpo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Houtskar Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Borgbergin Observation Tower.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houtskar Island trip itinerary website.

Drive from Korpo to Houtskar Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for Naantali on the 26th (Sun).
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 27th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bonk Museum and then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naantali route planner.

Traveling by car from Houtskar Island to Naantali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Naantali, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Turku

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

Turku is just a short distance from Naantali. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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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