10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Naantali
— 5 nights
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Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Tancredo Neves International Airport, Drive to Ipatinga

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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Take a break from Kimito Island with a short trip to VMB Fishing in Salo, about 1 hour away. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island day trip planning tool.

Ipatinga, Brazil to Kimito Island is an approximately 144-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ipatinga to Kimito Island. Traveling from Ipatinga in October, things will get much colder in Kimito Island: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Naantali

— 5 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

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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