15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Pernio
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naantali
— 8 nights
Drive to Turku Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pernio trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Pernio is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Pernio is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in December, with highs in Pernio at 3°C and lows at -2°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Kimito Island

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Archipelago National Park and VMB Fishing. Step out of Kimito Island to go to Salo and see Muurla Design Marketing Oy, which is approximately 54 minutes away.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

You can drive from Pernio to Kimito Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Naantali

— 8 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Mylly. When in Naantali, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. There's lots more to do: stop by Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naantali trip builder app.

Getting from Kimito Island to Naantali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Naantali are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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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