19 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

19 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Rosala
— 1 night
Drive
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Korpo
— 1 night
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Pernio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, Pernio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Rosala

Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosala trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Rosala in 2 hours. In August in Rosala, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
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Korpo

On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, then step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Korpo trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Rosala to Korpo in 4 hours. In August in Korpo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa, and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki route planning tool.

You can drive from Korpo to Uusikaupunki in 3.5 hours. August in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Poytya

Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Poytya tour planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Poytya takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Poytya

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Uto and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Nagu Church (in Nagu), Rosala (in Rosala) and Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry & Lenholm Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Archipelago Trail, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Poytya to Turku takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Kimito Island

On the 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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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