10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Kimito Island

Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island journey app.

Tehran, Iran to Kimito Island is an approximately 50-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Kimito Island. When traveling from Tehran in February, plan for cooler days in Kimito Island, with highs around 0°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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6
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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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