15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Teijo National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Salo (Muurla Design Marketing Oy & VMB Fishing). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Oro and Archipelago National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Soderlangvik gard and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island travel planning app.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Korpo

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Korpo Church.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Korpo online route maker.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Korpo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

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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