30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 6 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Uusikaupunki

— 6 nights
Bonk Museum and Automobile Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Uusikaupunki, make a side trip to see Katanpaa in Kustavi, approximately Kustavi away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki travel route builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Uusikaupunki. In June, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Kimito Island on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

Kimito Island

— 7 nights
Soderlangvik gard and Rosala Viking Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kimito Island with an excursion to Rosala in Rosala--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will leave for Turku on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:

Turku

— 10 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Gallery Afor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pargas (Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum & Pargas Church), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Muurla Design Marketing Oy (in Salo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 9:

Nagu

— 6 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nagu Church and Korpo Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagu: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas), Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, Korpo Weather Radar, &more) and Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nagu trip itinerary website.

Getting from Turku to Nagu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nagu can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

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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