10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland holiday planner

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Naantali
— 5 nights
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
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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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Naantali is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Naantali are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Rosala (Rosala & Rosala Viking Centre) and Salo (VMB Fishing & Muurla Design Marketing Oy). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online trip planner.

Getting from Naantali to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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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