30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland route maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 4 nights
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Pernio
— 3 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 4 nights
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Korpo
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
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Rosala

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

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rosala journey maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Rosala due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rosala, with lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Pernio

— 3 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pernio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Pernio takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pernio are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Uusikaupunki

— 4 nights
Take a break from Uusikaupunki with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi, about 44 minutes away.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki online day trip planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Uusikaupunki in 2.5 hours. June in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Korpo

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island) and Nagu (Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset & Nagu Church).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Korpo planning site.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Korpo in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Korpo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Turku.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Turku

— 9 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, approximately Askainen away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Korpo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 25:

Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

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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