15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive + Fly:  21​h
1
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pernio
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Dragsfjard, Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
End: Raleigh

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner .

Raleigh, USA to Turku is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in July, you will find days in Turku are cooler (70°F), and nights are little chillier (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pernio online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In July in Pernio, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dragsfjard.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

3
nights
Dragsfjard, Kimito Island

Dragsfjard ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Salo (Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo), Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala) and Oro (in Kimito). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dragsfjard trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Pernio to Dragsfjard in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Dragsfjard

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kimito Island, Salo, Rosala Viking Centre
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse and then go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki vacation site .

Drive from Dragsfjard to Uusikaupunki in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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