15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Korpo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Pernio
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Archipelago National Park and Oro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Soderlangvik and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island route planning tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in October; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Adventure
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Archangel Michael's church and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Visiting The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Isokari Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

1
night
Korpo

Korpo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): head off the coast to Jurmo Island, then don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Korpo online attractions planner .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Korpo in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Korpo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rosala sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Korpo to Rosala takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

2
nights
Pernio

Pernio
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Teijo national park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and then steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pernio trip planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pernio are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Outdoors Trails Nature

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
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