17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Salo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Tampa, Florida

1
night
Salo

Salo ©
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

Plan trip to Salo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tampa, USA to Salo is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in May: high temperatures in Salo hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Salo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Pernio
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy
Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy

2
nights
Nagu

Nagu ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head off the coast to Jurmo Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, and then don't miss a visit to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nagu Church, then learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lenholm Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nagu online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salo to Nagu takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Korpo, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

2
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and then take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nagu to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. In May in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Photographic Centre Peri. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Kimito Island

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

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