21 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

21 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Dusseldorf

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Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Uusikaupunki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in July, with highs in Uusikaupunki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. You will leave for Nagu on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Nagu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, and then don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar. Keep things going the next day: 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.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nagu online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Nagu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nagu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas Church (in Pargas) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 9:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island route tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Rosala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then head off the coast to Rosala.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rosala trip planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Rosala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Rosala, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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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