16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Korpo
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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Varanasi

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Korpo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island and then pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nagu Church.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Korpo trip itinerary builder.

Varanasi, India to Korpo is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Varanasi in July: high temperatures in Korpo hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Oro and Archipelago National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik gard and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island attractions planner.

Getting from Korpo to Kimito Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, walk around Kupittaa Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online visit planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 13:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki driving holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · 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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