22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki

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

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Uusikaupunki due to the time zone difference. In May, Uusikaupunki is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. You'll set off for Turku on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pernio vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Explore Kimito Island's surroundings by going to Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre, Bengtskar Lighthouse, &more). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Pernio to Kimito Island by car takes about an hour. In May in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

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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