15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland travel planner

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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Poytya
— 1 night
Drive
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Pernio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Archipelago National Park. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard and then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Kimito Island is an approximately 96-hour travel. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For shopping fun, head to Turun Kauppahalli or Gallery A. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get advice or help at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Poytya

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Poytya planner.

You can drive from Turku to Poytya in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Poytya can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Poytya

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Pernio

— 2 nights
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Teijo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, then make a trip to Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pernio travel route builder site.

You can drive from Poytya to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pernio

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rosala

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre and then enjoy the sea views from Bengtskar Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rosala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pernio to Rosala takes 2 hours. In December in Rosala, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rosala

Museums · 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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