8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Poytya
— 1 day
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Pernio
— 1 night
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Naantali
— 3 nights
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Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
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Poytya

Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Poytya trip planner.

Tampere to Poytya is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Poytya

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pernio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Poytya to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In July in Pernio, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island day trip planning site.

Drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Biological Museum. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naantali online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Naantali are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Uusikaupunki takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Uusikaupunki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

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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