10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pernio online tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Pernio 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. In July, Pernio is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Turku takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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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