13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kimito Island
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 7 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Kimito Island

Change things up with these side-trips from Kimito Island: Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Rosala) and Salo (VMB Fishing & Muurla Design Marketing Oy). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island journey planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Kimito Island. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in May; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

7
nights
Naantali

Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and make a trip to Naantali Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naantali holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Naantali takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Naantali are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 26:

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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