10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland tour itinerary planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Kimito Island holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 96-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kimito Island. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get much colder in Kimito Island: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pernio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. May in Pernio sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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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