30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

30 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Poytya
— 7 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Newark

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Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island vacation maker app.

Newark, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. Traveling from Newark to Kimito Island, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 61°F and lows are around 44°F. You will leave for Turku on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Sibeliusmuseum and Ett Hem Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Korpo

— 5 nights
Popular historic sites such as Korpo Church and Bengtskar Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and Rosala Viking Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Korpo: Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island) and Nagu Church (in Nagu).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Korpo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Korpo in 2.5 hours. In September in Korpo, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Korpo

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonk Museum and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Korpo to Uusikaupunki takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Poytya

— 7 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. The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poytya: Salo (Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat & Muurla Design Marketing Oy). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Poytya trip builder app.

You can drive from Uusikaupunki to Poytya in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Poytya

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 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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