15 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Pernio
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— Few hours
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Pernio

Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teijo National Park and Raseborg Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Go for a jaunt from Pernio to Raseborg to see Ekenas Old Town about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Pernio holiday site.

Helsinki to Pernio is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Pernio are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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4
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Kimito Island

Take a break from the city and head to Oro and Bellevue Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archipelago National Park and Helsingholm Guest Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Kimito Island side-trips: Hanko (Hanko Museum & Hanko Water Tower).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Get outdoors at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker website.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
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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Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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