35 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

35 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Dragsfjard, Kimito Island
— 6 nights
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Pernio
— 5 nights
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Nagu
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 9 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 7 nights
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Dragsfjard, Kimito Island

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Dragsfjard side-trips: Archipelago National Park (in Kimito Island), Salo (Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Oro (in Kimito).

Find out how to plan Dragsfjard trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

London, UK to Dragsfjard is an approximately 32-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dragsfjard is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get little chillier in Dragsfjard: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. You will leave for Pernio on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Dragsfjard

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:

Pernio

— 5 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Pernio is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park and contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pernio day trip planner.

Drive from Dragsfjard to Pernio in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Pernio are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will leave for Nagu on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Nagu

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagu: Korpo (Jurmo Island, Korpo Weather Radar, &more), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Nagu itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pernio to Nagu in 2.5 hours. In October in Nagu, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for Turku on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

Turku

— 9 nights
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 Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nagu to Turku in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 24:

Uusikaupunki

— 7 nights
Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki online trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. October in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:

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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