26 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

26 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 6 nights
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Rosala
— 3 nights
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Nagu
— 2 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Drive to Kingston

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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and EKTA museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pernio side-trips: Raseborg (Ekenas Old Town & Ekenas Archipelago National Park) and Fiskars (Fiskars Museum & Fiskars Village).

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Kingston, Canada to Pernio is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Pernio is a bit cooler than Kingston - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

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Rosala

Explore hidden gems such as Rosala Viking Centre and Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Rosala trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pernio to Rosala in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rosala are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Nagu.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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Nagu

On the 4th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then don't miss a visit to Korpo Weather Radar, and then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lenholm Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nagu trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Nagu takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nagu can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Uusikaupunki

Explore hidden gems such as Katanpaa and Automobile Museum. When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Koylio Church in Koylio, approximately Koylio away.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Getting from Nagu to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Attractions like The Archipelago Trail and Bike Rental - by Carfield make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, cool off at JukuPark Turku, and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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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