20 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

20 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Korpo
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Korpo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Korpo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nagu Church, learn about all things military at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, and then head off the coast to Jurmo Island. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, and then make a trip to Korpo Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Korpo road trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Korpo is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Korpo. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Korpo at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church, examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then examine the collection at Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa and then enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki route tool.

Traveling by car from Korpo to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku route planning website.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:

Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pernio holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Pernio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planning app.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Rosala

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rosala travel route planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rosala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Rosala, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 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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