16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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, make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pernio road trip site.

New York City, USA to Pernio is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Pernio. In December, Pernio is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Salo
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

1
night
Rosala

Rosala ©
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rosala vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows 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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Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre
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.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagu trip planning app.

You can drive from Rosala to Nagu in 3.5 hours. In December in Nagu, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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), pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki trip planner.

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 Museums
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Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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