13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poytya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pernio
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Kimito Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Kimito Island at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Myllyfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku visit planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Poytya

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. On the 30th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Kurjenrahka National Park, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, and then appreciate the history behind Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Poytya sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Poytya by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Poytya can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Poytya

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Loimaa
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park ©
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park

2
nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, and then experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pernio online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Poytya to Pernio takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pernio are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Salo
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Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo

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