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 Turku Airport, Drive to Nagu
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Nagu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kimito, Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Nagu

— 5 nights
Get in touch with nature at Jurmo Island and Lenholm Conservation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and Borgbergin Observation Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, Korpo Weather Radar, &more).

To plan Nagu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Houston, USA to Nagu is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in Nagu at 46°F and lows at 30°F. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Pernio.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Pernio

— 5 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Teijo National Park and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Pernio day trip planner.

Getting from Nagu to Pernio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Kimito.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Kimito, Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Oro and Archipelago National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Muurla Design Marketing Oy and Helsingholm Guest Harbour. Take a break from Kimito with a short trip to Soderlangvik gard in Dragsfjard, about 40 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Kimito takes an hour. In May in Kimito, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Kimito

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katanpaa and Automobile Museum.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito to Uusikaupunki in 2 hours. In May in Uusikaupunki, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and The Archipelago Trail. Do your shopping at Gallery A and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Pargas (Pargas Church & Pargas Lime Stone Quarry) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and stroll around Kupittaa Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 19:

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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