5 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Turku Airport, Drive to Naantali
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Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pernio
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Prague

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Naantali

— 2 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Naantali is known for fun & games, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Naantali Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naantali trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Naantali is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Prague to Naantali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in June: high temperatures in Naantali hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

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Pernio

— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pernio trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Naantali to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pernio are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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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