6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Belo Horizonte



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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joella. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku attractions tool.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Turku, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, with highs in Turku at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pernio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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— 1 night
Perniö is a former municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Teijo National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pernio trip site.

You can drive from Turku to Pernio in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pernio

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Southwest Finland travel guide

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.