17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Salo
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Salo
— 1 night
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Nagu
— 2 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Tampa International Airport

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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 · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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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.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, 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 · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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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.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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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 Turku Cathedral and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 27:

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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 more things to do, maps, 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 · Museums
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

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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