16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h 15​min
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:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pernio trip itinerary maker app .

New York City, USA to Pernio is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Pernio hover around 37°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Salo
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Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rosala trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

1
night
Nagu

Nagu ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nagu sightseeing app .

Drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Isokari Lighthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki day trip planner .

You can drive from Nagu to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Tours 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.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali). And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planning website .

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 30th (Sun), head outdoors with Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Adventure
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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