8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kustavi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Korpo
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagu
— 1 night
Drive
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Houtskar Island
— 1 night
Drive

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku online vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Naantali

— 1 night
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naantali visit planner.

Naantali is just a short distance from Turku. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kustavi.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kustavi

— 1 night
Kustavi is a municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Katanpaa.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kustavi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Kustavi takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kustavi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Kustavi

Parks · Nature
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Korpo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Jurmo Island, then make a trip to Skargardscentrum Korpostrom Archipelago Centrum, then make a trip to Korpo Weather Radar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Korpo tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kustavi to Korpo in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Korpo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nagu.

Things to do in Korpo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Nagu

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset and then don't miss a visit to Nagu Church.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagu trip maker tool.

You can drive from Korpo to Nagu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houtskar Island.

Things to do in Nagu

Museums · Historic Sites
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Houtskar Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Borgbergin Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houtskar Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagu to Houtskar Island takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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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