28 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

28 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
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Rosala

— 4 nights
Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, head off the coast to Rosala, and examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rosala trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Rosala dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Kimito Island on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Kimito Island to Salo to see Muurla Design Marketing Oy about 54 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip planning site.

Getting from Rosala to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°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 Jul 25 — 29:

Pernio

— 4 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pernio trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Nagu on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Nagu

— 3 nights
Explore Nagu's surroundings by going to Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar, Korpo Church, &more).

To find out how to plan a trip to Nagu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Nagu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nagu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Uusikaupunki

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

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Uusikaupunki takes 2.5 hours. August in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Turku in 1.5 hours. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 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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