23 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

23 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 12 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houtskar Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Jaipur

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Uusikaupunki

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then examine the collection at Bonk Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki trip itinerary builder tool.

Jaipur, India to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Uusikaupunki. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect Uusikaupunki to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Turku

— 12 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pargas (ArtBank, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, &more), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Brinkhall Manor, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 23:

Nagu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Nagu Church and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Jurmo Island and then make a trip to Korpo Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nagu trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Nagu in 1.5 hours. December in Nagu sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Houtskar Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Borgbergin Observation Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houtskar Island day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Houtskar Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Houtskar Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kimito Island.
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Archipelago National Park and Oro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik gard and Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

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Getting from Houtskar Island to Kimito Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pernio holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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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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