31 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

31 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 5 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Afonso Pena Airport

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Kimito Island

Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island route planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Kimito Island is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Curitiba in January, with highs in Kimito Island at -2°C and lows at -9°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and ArtBank (in Pargas). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 13:

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Uusikaupunki

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

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

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Korpo

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korpo: Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset) and Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Korpo route website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Korpo takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

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Rosala

Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Rosala, and examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rosala journey planner.

You can drive from Korpo to Rosala in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rosala can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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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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