10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Pernio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
days
Pernio

Pernio
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pernio road trip planning tool .

Paris, France to Pernio is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Pernio hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Hanko
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2
days
Turku

Turku ©
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 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Aurlahti Beach and Sibelius Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Porvoo Old Town, Aurlahti Beach
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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