29 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

29 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Uusikaupunki

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi (about 44 minutes away).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip maker app.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Uusikaupunki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in August, expect Uusikaupunki to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. You'll set off for Kimito Island on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kimito Island: Rosala (Rosala & Rosala Viking Centre). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island road trip tool.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Pernio

— 4 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pernio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Pernio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Pernio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Nagu on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Nagu

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala), Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar, Korpo Church, &more) and Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nagu trip builder site.

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. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Pargas Church (in Pargas). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 28:

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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