46 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

46 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland holiday maker

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Rosala
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Rosala
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nagu
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 13 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 7 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Rosala

— 6 nights
Rosala is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse, head off the coast to Rosala, and see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rosala holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rosala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Rosala is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in May, Rosala is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:

Kimito Island

— 6 nights
Get outdoors at Archipelago National Park and Oro.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Rosala to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Pernio on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 15:

Pernio

— 6 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pernio trip maker app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Pernio by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Pernio can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

Nagu

— 7 nights
Visiting Jurmo Island and Lenholm Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Nagu Church and Korpo Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nagu side-trips: Borgbergin Observation Tower (in Houtskar Island) and Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum & Korpo Weather Radar).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagu trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pernio to Nagu in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nagu are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Turku.

Things to do in Nagu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

Turku

— 13 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Get outdoors at Bike Rental - by Carfield and The Archipelago Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry & Pargas Church) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Brinkhall Manor, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and step off the mainland to explore Kirjais.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nagu to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 10:

Uusikaupunki

— 7 nights
Isokari Lighthouse and Uusikaupunki Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Uusikaupunki with an excursion to Katanpaa in Kustavi--about 44 minutes away.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Uusikaupunki takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 17:

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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