29 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

29 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kustavi
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Kustavi
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Kimito Island
— 6 nights
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Pernio
— 6 nights
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Poytya
— 4 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht

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Kustavi

— 4 nights
Kustavi is a municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Get some cultural insight at Isokari Lighthouse and Automobile Museum. Get in touch with nature at Katanpaa and Kokar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kustavi: Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar & Korpo Church), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Uusikaupunki Old Church) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kustavi trip planner.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Kustavi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maastricht in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Kustavi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kustavi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Visit Turku Castle and Naantali Church for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kustavi to Turku in 1.5 hours. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Kimito Island

— 6 nights
Get in touch with nature at Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

Pernio

— 6 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Rosala Viking Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Pernio's surroundings by going to Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Muurla Design Marketing Oy (in Salo). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pernio online vacation planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Pernio are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Poytya

— 4 nights
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Get some cultural insight at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Poytya trip itinerary site.

Getting from Pernio to Poytya by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Poytya are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Poytya

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

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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