9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Uusikaupunki
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Pernio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Kimito Island, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Kimito Island to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

1
night
Uusikaupunki

Uusikaupunki ©
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Isokari Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uusikaupunki travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Uusikaupunki by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites
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Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

1
night
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip maker.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Pernio takes 2.5 hours. May in Pernio sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, then stop by Digelius Music, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Helsinki takes 2 hours. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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