15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Somero
— 1 night
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Take a break from the city and head to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with a short trip to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry in Pargas (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Turku. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rosala route planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Rosala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Rosala, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pernio trip planning website.

Drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. In May in Pernio, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Somero.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Somero

— 1 night
Somero is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Western Finland and part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Somero travel route planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Somero in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Somero

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Poytya

— 1 night
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. On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Poytya trip website.

Traveling by car from Somero to Poytya takes 1.5 hours. May in Poytya sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Poytya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isokari Lighthouse and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Get some cultural insight at Bonk Museum and Automobile Museum. When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Katanpaa in Kustavi, approximately Kustavi away.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poytya to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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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