12 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Naantali
— 3 nights
2
Pernio
— 1 night
3
Kimito, Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 6 nights

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Step out of Naantali to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, hike along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naantali trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naantali is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Naantali, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pernio day trip planning tool.

Drive from Naantali to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pernio are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kimito.

Things to do in Pernio

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

1
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Kimito, Kimito Island

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

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito trip planner.

Kimito is just a stone's throw from Pernio. August in Kimito sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito

Wildlife Parks
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Oro ©
Oro

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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get interesting insight from Tours, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kimito to Helsinki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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