28 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

28 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Dragsfjard, Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 6 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 6 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ancona Falconara Airport

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Dragsfjard, Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Dragsfjard: Archipelago National Park (in Kimito Island), Salo (Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Oro (in Kimito).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dragsfjard sightseeing planning app.

Ancona, Italy to Dragsfjard is an approximately 33.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Dragsfjard due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ancona in August: high temperatures in Dragsfjard hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Pernio.

Things to do in Dragsfjard

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Pernio

— 5 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Pernio is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park and don't miss a visit to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pernio trip planner.

You can drive from Dragsfjard to Pernio in an hour. In August in Pernio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Nagu on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Nagu

— 5 nights
Explore Nagu's surroundings by going to Rosala (Rosala & Bengtskar Lighthouse), Uto (in Turku) and Korpo (Jurmo Island, Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, &more).

Plan trip to Nagu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pernio to Nagu in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nagu are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Naantali

— 6 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naantali day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Naantali takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Uusikaupunki

— 6 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

Make your Uusikaupunki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Naantali to Uusikaupunki by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

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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