7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and The Archipelago Trail. St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and Ett Hem Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uusikaupunki day trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Kimito Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

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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