30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 12 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Rosala

— 3 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 where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rosala online vacation builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rosala is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Riyadh to Rosala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Rosala hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll set off for Kimito Island on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Rosala

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Teijo National Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pernio road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Pernio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Pernio, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Nagu

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas), Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island) and Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, Korpo Weather Radar, &more).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagu tour builder website.

Getting from Pernio to Nagu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Turku

— 12 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nagu to Turku in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 15:

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Katanpaa in Kustavi, approximately Kustavi away.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

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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