6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Naantali
— 3 nights
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Oro and Soderlangvik gard. Step out of Kimito Island with an excursion to VMB Fishing in Salo--about 1 hour away. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island vacation app.

Helsinki to Kimito Island is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naantali.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Naantali

— 3 nights
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vaski Adventure Island and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Step out of Naantali with an excursion to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry in Pargas--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, stroll around Kupittaa Park, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naantali trip planning app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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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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