51 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

51 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 11 nights
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Nagu
— 12 nights
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Pietarsaari
— 12 nights
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Kimito, Kimito Island
— 13 nights
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Uusikaupunki

— 11 nights
Get some historical perspective at Uusikaupunki Old Church and Isokari Lighthouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louhisaari Manor and Bonk Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Katanpaa in Kustavi (about 44 minutes away).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uusikaupunki day trip planning app.

Seattle, USA to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Uusikaupunki to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 18:

Nagu

— 12 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nagu Church and Pargas Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Nagu side-trips: Turku (Turku Waterworks Museum, Uto, &more), Korpo (Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, Jurmo Island, &more) and Pargas (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, ArtBank, &more). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Teijo National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagu trip website.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Nagu takes 2.5 hours. In July in Nagu, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Nagu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 30:

Pietarsaari

— 12 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Kurjenrahka National Park and Kauppakeskus Mylly. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pietarsaari trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Pietarsaari takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Kimito.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 11:

Kimito, Kimito Island

— 13 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archangel Michael's church and Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko. Explore Kimito's surroundings by going to Turku (Kupittaa Park, Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, &more), Archipelago National Park (in Kimito Island) and Soderlangvik gard (in Dragsfjard).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito trip planner.

You can drive from Pietarsaari to Kimito in 1.5 hours. In August in Kimito, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 24:

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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