35 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

35 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Somero
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Somero
— 3 nights
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Poytya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
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Somero

— 3 nights
Somero is a municipality of Finland, located in the province of Western Finland and part of the Southwest Finland region. Somero is known for adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Somero travel route planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Somero is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Somero is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in May: high temperatures in Somero hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Poytya.

Things to do in Somero

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Poytya

— 4 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. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Poytya trip website.

Getting from Somero to Poytya by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poytya can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Poytya

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Uusikaupunki

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Isokari Lighthouse and Automobile Museum. Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Poytya to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get outdoors at The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. Step out of Turku to go to Pargas and see Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 3:

Nagu

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nagu Church and Korpo Church. Get in touch with nature at Jurmo Island and Lenholm Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagu: Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum & Korpo Weather Radar).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nagu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Nagu in 1.5 hours. In June in Nagu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Rosala on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rosala

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rosala day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Rosala takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for Pernio on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Pernio

— 3 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Pernio trip planner.

Drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Archipelago National Park and Oro.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

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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