15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 6 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Pernio
— 1 night
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Rosala
— 1 night
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
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Nagu
— 2 nights
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Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vepsa Island and Uto. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Flowpark Turku will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas (ArtBank, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, &more). The adventure continues: hike along The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, walk around Kupittaa Park, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 23-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pernio trip builder.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Pernio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
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Rosala

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In April in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Nagu

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Nagu takes 2.5 hours. In April in Nagu, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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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