15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 9 nights
Fly

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Go for a jaunt from Uusikaupunki to Kustavi to see Katanpaa about 44 minutes away.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki travel route builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Uusikaupunki dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Archipelago National Park and Rosala. Take a break from Kimito Island with a short trip to Rosala Viking Centre in Rosala, about 1h 25 min away.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. For shopping fun, head to Turun Kauppahalli or Turun Taidehalli. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning tool.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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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