16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  20​h
1
Pernio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rosala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nagu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

1
night
Pernio

Pernio
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat and then relax in the rural setting at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo national park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio day trip planner .

San Antonio, USA to Pernio is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Antonio to Pernio. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in September; daily highs in Pernio reach 61°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
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1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Rosala trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

1
night
Nagu

Nagu ©
On the 16th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagu day trip app .

Drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nagu are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums Historic Sites
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Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki vacation site .

Drive from Nagu to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In September in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Uto and Kurjenrahka National Park. Explore hidden gems such as The Archipelago Trail and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Pargas Church (in Parainen) and Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Uto ©
Uto
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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