32 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

32 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Salo
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Salo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pietarsaari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 5 nights
Drive

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Salo

— 6 nights
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Explore Salo's surroundings by going to Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto (in Somero) and Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, revel in the low prices at Muurla Design Marketing Oy, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salo trip tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Salo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Salo. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, things will get little chillier in Salo: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. You'll set off for Pietarsaari on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Salo

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:

Pietarsaari

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Pietarsaari side-trips: Loimaa (The Finnish Museum of Agriculture & Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pietarsaari trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Salo to Pietarsaari by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Uusikaupunki

— 5 nights
Take a break from Uusikaupunki with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi, about 44 minutes away.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki travel route website.

Drive from Pietarsaari to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You will leave for Korpo on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Korpo

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Korpo trip planner.

Drive from Uusikaupunki to Korpo in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Naantali.

Things to do in Korpo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Naantali

— 6 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Naantali route app.

Getting from Korpo to Naantali by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Naantali are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Kimito Island

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kimito Island side-trips: Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island day trip planning website.

Getting from Naantali to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:

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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