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
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 5 nights
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Uusikaupunki

— 4 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isokari Lighthouse and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Appreciate the collections at Bonk Museum and Automobile Museum. Step out of Uusikaupunki to go to Kustavi and see Katanpaa, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki trip itinerary tool.

Richmond, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Richmond to Uusikaupunki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in June, you will find days in Uusikaupunki are colder (64°F), and nights are little chillier (47°F). You will leave for Turku on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Turku

— 10 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Louhisaari Manor. Escape the urban bustle at Uto and The Archipelago Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Salo (Muurla Design Marketing Oy & VMB Fishing), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pargas (Pargas Church, ArtBank, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, delve into the distant past at Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 16:

Nagu

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Nagu Church and Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset. Get in touch with nature at Lenholm Conservation Area and Jurmo Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagu: Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island) and Korpo (Korpo Weather Radar, Korpo Church, &more).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagu visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Nagu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pernio online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Pernio takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Oro and Archipelago National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik gard and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island road trip planning site.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Rosala

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosala Viking Centre and Bengtskar Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rosala trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Rosala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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