9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  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 ©
On the 19th (Sun), take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island journey maker app .

Newark, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in May: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 59°F and lows are around 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 ©
Soderlangvik
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Isokari Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uusikaupunki travel route planner.

Drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can 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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Pernio takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, then look for gifts at Digelius Music, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

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Drive from Pernio to Helsinki in 2 hours. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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