6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Turku
— 2 nights
Kimito Island
— 2 nights



— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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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.