22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Pernio
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Visiting Archipelago National Park and Oro will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planner .

Newark, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

8
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Uto. Take a break from the city and head to The Archipelago Trail and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas Church (in Parainen). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku route planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pargas, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Automobile Museum and Bonk Museum. Get some cultural insight at Uusikaupunki Old Church and Isokari Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Uusikaupunki to Kustavi to see Katanpaa about 44 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki trip maker .

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Katanpaa
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Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa

2
nights
Nagu

Nagu ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lenholm Conservation Area, then make a trip to Nagu Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Korpo Church, and then don't miss a visit to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagu trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Nagu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nagu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korpo, Lenholm Conservation Area
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church

2
nights
Rosala

Rosala ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rosala trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Nagu to Rosala by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rosala are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toPernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

3
nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pernio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Pernio takes 2 hours. August in Pernio sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Pernio

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

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