27 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

27 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 9 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Uusikaupunki

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Isokari Lighthouse and Bonk Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Automobile Museum and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Change things up with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi (about 44 minutes away).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Uusikaupunki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Nagu on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Nagu

— 3 nights
Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and Nagu Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Korpo Church and Jurmo Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar & Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nagu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Nagu in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Pargas (ArtBank, Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the masterpieces at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Nagu to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 4:

Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Soderlangvik gard and Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island online itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Rosala

— 5 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosala Viking Centre and Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosala driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rosala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rosala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 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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