8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Uusikaupunki
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Korpo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Uusikaupunki

— 1 night
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Uusikaupunki holiday planner.

Milan, Italy to Uusikaupunki is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Uusikaupunki at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Turku

— 3 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 Nagu Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and The Archipelago Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Pargas Church in Pargas (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Korpo.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Korpo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Korpo Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Korpo trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Korpo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Korpo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Korpo

Historic Sites
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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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