15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uusikaupunki travel route planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Uusikaupunki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Uusikaupunki to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Martinkirkko and Nagu Church are in your itinerary. Kylamaki Village of Living History and Louhisaari Manor will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pargas Church (in Pargas). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku online travel route planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oro and Soderlangvik gard. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Korpo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Korpo Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Korpo trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Korpo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites
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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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