12 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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12 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Naantali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pernio
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Kimito, Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Moomin World and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Naantali with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along The Archipelago Trail, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naantali is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Naantali: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kimito.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy ©
Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy

1
night
Kimito, Kimito Island

Kimito ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito trip planner .

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito

Wildlife Parks
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Oro ©
Oro

6
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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