12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Uusikaupunki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport

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Kimito Island

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kimito Island trip simple and quick.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kimito Island, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Uusikaupunki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Uusikaupunki

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Isokari Lighthouse. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then examine the collection at Automobile Museum, and then take in the waterfront activity at Katanpaa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uusikaupunki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Uusikaupunki in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Uusikaupunki are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Uusikaupunki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Poytya

Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Poytya attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Uusikaupunki to Poytya takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Poytya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Teijo National Park.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Pernio attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Poytya to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. August in Pernio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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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