15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Kustavi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Düsseldorf Airport

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard, then go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kimito Island is an approximately 25.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, expect Kimito Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visiting The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Poytya route app.

Getting from Turku to Poytya by car takes about an hour. In August in Poytya, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kustavi.

Things to do in Poytya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Kustavi

— 2 nights
Kustavi is a municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kustavi travel route planner.

Getting from Poytya to Kustavi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kustavi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Rosala

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rosala holiday builder tool.

Getting from Kustavi to Rosala by car takes about 3 hours. August in Rosala sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for Pernio on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Pernio

— 3 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pernio itinerary tool.

Drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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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