50 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

50 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Naantali
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Pietarsaari
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Korpo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Rosala
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Pernio
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kimito Island
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku City Library and Archangel Michael's church. Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naantali road trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Naantali is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in Naantali are much colder (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

6
nights
Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park. Step out of Pietarsaari to go to Loimaa and see The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, which is approximately 1 hour away.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pietarsaari trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naantali to Pietarsaari in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Loimaa, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture ©
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park ©
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park

7
nights
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Katanpaa and Bonk Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uusikaupunki day trip planning app.

You can drive from Pietarsaari to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. October in Uusikaupunki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Katanpaa
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 2:
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Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Katanpaa ©
Katanpaa
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

7
nights
Korpo

Korpo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jurmo Island and Borgbergin Observation Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korpo: Nagu (Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset & Nagu Church).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Korpo day trip planning website.

Getting from Uusikaupunki to Korpo by car takes about 3.5 hours. November in Korpo sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. You will leave for Rosala on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Korpo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagu, Borgbergin Observation Tower, Kokar
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 9:
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Jurmo Island ©
Jurmo Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

7
nights
Rosala

Rosala ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rosala driving holiday planner.

Getting from Korpo to Rosala by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Pernio.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums Historic Sites
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Rosala Viking Centre ©
Rosala Viking Centre
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

7
nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and Muurla Design Marketing Oy. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pernio online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rosala to Pernio in 2 hours. November in Pernio sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Salo
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 23:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy
Muurla Design Marketing Oy ©
Muurla Design Marketing Oy

6
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archipelago National Park and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

Plan trip to Kimito Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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