17 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Poytya
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Pernio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island route maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kimito Island is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Kimito Island are little chillier (25°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Moomin World and Vepsa Island make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Finnish Museum of Agriculture and Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Poytya vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Poytya in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Poytya are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Pernio on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Poytya

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Loimaa
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture ©
The Finnish Museum of Agriculture
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park ©
Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park

3
nights
Pernio

Pernio ©
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get a sense of the local culture at Raseborg Castle and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pernio: Ekenas Old Town (in Raseborg) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Hanko Water Tower).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio visit planning site.

You can drive from Poytya to Pernio in 1.5 hours. August in Pernio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Raseborg
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Drive from Pernio to Helsinki in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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