10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland trip itinerary planner

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Kimito Island
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Kimito Island

— 3 nights
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner.

New York City, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. You'll set off for Turku on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, get your game on at Moomin World, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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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